June 12, Democracy Day: Nigeria declares Monday June 14 public holiday

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June 11th, 2021, 6:50 am

June 12: Nigeria declares public holiday to mark democracy day
#June12 is the day what is regarded as the country's freest and fairest presidential election held but was never respected.

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The Nigerian government has declared Monday, June 14, a public holiday to mark this year’s #DemocracyDay.

This was disclosed in a statement by the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Shuaib Belgore, on Thursday.

June 12 is one of the most memorable days in Nigeria’s political history. It is the day what is regarded as the country’s freest and fairest presidential election held.

The election result was cancelled and the presumed winner, Moshood Abiola, later detained. The Buhari administration declared June 12 Democracy Day, although the country also celebrates May 29 as the day of transfer of power between administrations.
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The statement said the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration congratulated Nigerians on the occasion.

He advised all citizens to support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a united and prosperous nation.

Mr Aregbesola said any form of agitation that threatens the unity of the country should be shunned for the good of all, saying the space known as Nigeria would be a haven of peace, unity and progress if all citizens love his or her neighbour and embrace the spirit of brotherliness.

“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 and Indivisible Entity. No development can take place in an acrimonious environment,” he said.

“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,” Mr Aregbesola said
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June 11th, 2021, 7:01 am

Thanks for the public holiday. At least person will rest small.🤩🥳
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June 11th, 2021, 7:17 am

meemah88 wrote: June 11th, 2021, 7:16 am Happy independence in advance
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June 11th, 2021, 8:19 am

I'm kind of confused about what to do tomorrow. It seem to be a gloomy day and at the same time I was to go out and find food for my family. Oh democracy day, bring me fortune and safeguard me.
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June 11th, 2021, 11:24 am

eMade wrote: June 11th, 2021, 7:01 am Thanks for the public holiday. At least person will rest small.
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June 11th, 2021, 12:29 pm

Kazeem143 wrote: June 11th, 2021, 8:19 am I'm kind of confused about what to do tomorrow. It seem to be a gloomy day and at the same time I was to go out and find food for my family. Oh democracy day, bring me fortune and safeguard me.
Get the food today. Don't wait till 12th tomorrow.
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June 11th, 2021, 12:59 pm

Nice update
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June 11th, 2021, 1:58 pm

June 12, Democracy Day: Nigeria declares Monday June 14 public holiday
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June 12th, 2021, 11:33 am

Interesting
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June 14th, 2021, 7:29 am

Is good to love and to be loved, let's be one in love as one body in this Nigeria, shun disunity and breakdown. May God see us through
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Yesterday, 4:14 pm

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