The public holiday is to mark Democracy Day.
The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, May 29, as a Public Holiday to celebrate the 2013 Democracy Day.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Annesthesia Nwaobia, on Thursday in Abuja.
According to the statement, the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, declared the Public Holiday on behalf of the Federal Government.
Mr. Moro urged Nigerians to deepen their participation in democratic governance to enable them pass on the baton of credible and good governance to upcoming generations. He congratulated Nigerians on the attainment of yet another successful year of the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan.
He urged the citizenry to support Jonathan’s efforts at deepening democratic governance in the country.
He further enjoined all Nigerians to continue to pray for the success of President Jonathan’s efforts to restore peace that would bequeath Nigeria as the land of peace and unity.