The Nigerian government has officially announced that Monday, June 12 will be observed as a public holiday to commemorate the celebration of Democracy Day in 2023. The declaration was made by Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, on behalf of the Federal Government.
In the statement, Akinlade extended congratulations to Nigerians on this significant occasion, acknowledging that the country’s democratic journey has had its share of challenges and successes, much like other nations.
She emphasized that despite the ups and downs, the State, its institutions, and above all, the Nigerian people, have remained steadfast in upholding the principles of democratic governance.
As Nigerians and friends of Nigeria mark this memorable day, they are invited to reflect upon the progress that has been achieved, celebrate the milestones that have been reached, and look forward to a brighter future for the nation’s democracy.
The Permanent Secretary concluded the statement by extending well wishes to all Nigerians for a joyous and fulfilling celebration of Democracy Day.