Nigeria Celebrates Democracy Day with National Holiday

The Nigerian government has declared a national holiday on Wednesday, June 12, to honor the annual observance of Democracy Day. This day is a testament to the nation’s enduring commitment to democratic values and the rule of law.

Interior Minister Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo announced the holiday, urging citizens to use this occasion to reflect on the country’s democratic journey and its aspirations for the future. “This Democracy Day, let’s pause to honor the legacy of those who fought for our nation’s democracy and work towards a future where peace and unity prevail,” he said.

In his statement, the minister also highlighted the current administration’s focus on economic recovery and security. “Under President Bola Tinubu’s leadership, we are witnessing significant strides towards economic revitalization and strengthened national security,” he noted.

Democracy Day serves as a reminder of Nigeria’s progress and the ongoing efforts to build a more prosperous nation. The minister called on all Nigerians and the international community to join in celebrating the achievements made and to support the continuous development of Nigeria’s democratic institutions.

As the country commemorates this important day, it is an opportunity for every Nigerian to renew their dedication to democracy and to consider the collective journey ahead with renewed hope and collective resolve.

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