Nigerian govt declares Tuesday public holiday

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau
Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, May 29, as a public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Democracy Day in Nigeria.

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Friday in Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement issued by M. Umar the Permanent Secretary.

Mr Dambazau congratulated Nigerians on the occasion and pledged government’s continued dedication to entrenching democracy in the country.

He also urged all Nigerians to trust and support the government in its commitment to building an indivisible, peaceful and greater nation based on the tenets of democracy.

The Minister wished all Nigerians a Happy Democracy Day celebration.

On Thursday, Lawrence Ojabo, Director Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) had said the celebration would begin with the Friday (Juma’at) Prayers at the National Mosque, Central Business District, Abuja, on May 25.

He noted that the theme for this year’s celebration is: “Peace Building and Good Governance for Sustainable Development”

“Prayers will be offered for the nation and its leadership at various levels tomorrow (Friday) at the National Mosque.

“Similar prayers are to hold at the National Worship (Ecumenical) Centre, Central Business District, Abuja, on Sunday, May 27.

“Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega will be the Guest Lecturer at this year’s Democracy Day Lecture on Monday, May 28 at 10.00a.m at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.”

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