The federal government has declared Monday June 13 as public holiday to celebrate Nigeria’s Democracy Day which is marked on June 12.
This was announced in a statement by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Shuaib Belgore, on Thursday.
Mr Aregbesola urged Nigerians to ensure that the country remains united and peaceful so that development can thrive.
“As we mark another Democracy Day in the history of our dear country, let us reflect on the efforts of our founding fathers and ensure that Nigeria remains one united, secured, peaceful and an indivisible entity, noting that no development can take place in an acrimonious environment.
“With the challenges we face in Nigeria today, I see an opportunity for us not to break up or break down, but to break open; open up to ourselves in truth so that we may appreciate each other, understand each other, honour each other and live together in peace and prosperity,” he said.