|Late Moshood Abiola|
The President had made the declaration on Wednesday, in honour of the late businessman and politician, Moshood Abiola, who ran for presidency on June 12, 1993.
He also conferred a posthumous GCFR title on him as the presumed winner of the election.
There have been questions regarding whether or not there will be a federal government public holiday on June 12, 2018.
“The answer is NO.”
NOTICE:— Government of Nigeria (@AsoRock) June 8, 2018
There have been questions regarding whether or not there will be a FEDERAL public holiday on June 12, 2018.
The answer is NO.
Presidential Order says June 12 “in FUTURE YEARS will replace May 29th as a National Public Holiday in celebration of Nigeria Democracy Day.” pic.twitter.com/UsxrPRx28X
Presidential Order says June 12 “in FUTURE YEARS will replace May 29th as a National Public Holiday in celebration of Nigeria Democracy Day.”
In a tweet on his official handle, he explained why June 12 will replace May 29. He noted that June 12 is a more symbolic day.
“Dear Nigerians, I am delighted to announce that, after due consultations, the Federal Government has decided that henceforth, June 12 will be celebrated as Democracy Day.
“We have also decided to award posthumously the highest Honour in the land, GCFR, to Chief MKO Abiola.
The Federal Government wishes to clarify to the public that the Federal public holiday on June 12, recently declared as the new Democracy Day, begins from next year 2019, and not this year. Hence, June 12 this year is not a public holiday.— Government of Nigeria (@AsoRock) June 8, 2018
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