The Federal Government on Thursday, declared Monday, June 12, as a public holiday.
The public holiday was contained in a statement issued on Thursday from the office of the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Interior.
Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Oluwatoyin Akinlade in the statement, said the holiday is in commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day celebration.
The statement congratulated all Nigerians on this occasion.
“Nigeria’s democratic journey has, like in many other climes, encountered both stormy and smooth sails, but the ship of State, its institutions and most importantly, the Nigerian people have remained steadfast on the tenets of democratic governance.
“On this memorable occasion therefore, Nigerians and friends of Nigeria are invited to appreciate the progress that has been made, celebrate the milestones covered and look forward to a better future for the country’s democracy”.
The Permanent Secretary wished all Nigerians a Happy Democracy Day celebration.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Thursday, announced his first appointments since he was inaugurated for a second term on May 29th.
Sanwo-Olu re-appointed his former Chief of Staff, Tayo Ayinde, and Deputy Chief of Staff, Gboyega Soyannwo, to their former roles.