The Federal Government has announced Friday, June 12, 2020, as public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day Celebration.

Georgina Ehuriah, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, disclose this on Monday in Abuja that the announcement was made by Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

In His statement Aregbesola felicitated with all Nigerians at home and abroad for the establishment of democratic rule in the Nigeria and as well “commended the heroes of democracy for their dogged determination and sacrifice which eventually birthed Democratic Governance in Nigeria”.

“Ogbeni Aregbesola called on all Nigerians to continue to cherish these selfless efforts and collaborate with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to ensure the realization of the democratic ideals which these Patriots fought for, even at the cost of their lives.

“The Minister who reassured Nigerians of the Federal Government’s commitment to battling the scourge of COVID-19 with the cooperation of all Nigerians, advised them further, to take responsibility for stopping the spread of the virus.

Minister of Interior echo the need for all Nigerians to "stay safe by observing physical and social distancing, personal and respiratory hygiene, as well as other regulations issued by relevant authorities."

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