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UPDATE: Federal Govt. declares Monday, June 13 as public holiday, (Reason)

The Federal Government Nigeria has declared Monday, 13th June, 2022, as public holiday in order to commemorate this year’s Democracy Day celebration.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore declaration in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja

He also said the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the noted this on behalf of the Federal Government.

The minister  congratulated Nigerians on the occasion and advised all citizens to support the administration in its efforts at ensuring a safe state for everyone.

Aregbesola admonished Nigerians to use the occasion to reflect on the long journey the country has made towards the enthronement of a civil democratic order, before national Independence in 1960 till date and the sacrifices of our patriots.

“He reminded Nigerians of the challenges we have faced and overcome, including a civil war, and 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 their neighbours 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, secured, peaceful and an indivisible entity, noting that no development can take place in an acrimonious environment.

He assured that with the concerted efforts being put in place by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration to secure the lives and property of Nigerians and stabilise the economy, the nation will continue to get better.

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Aregbesola enjoined Nigerians to keep faith with democracy, that though it might not have brought our best expectations, we should keep at it, knowing that practice makes perfect, and the alternatives are far worse and have proved ruinous and disastrous to the nation.

“There will surely be light at the end of the tunnel,” he stated.

 

 

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