The federal government has declared Wednesday a public holiday to commemorate the first Democracy Day.
In another development, President Muhammadu Buhari has signed June 12 bill into law. The date is now Nigeria’s Democracy Day, formally replacing May 29.
The President, in honour to late Chief MKO Abiola who was believed to have won the June 1993 presidential elections annuled by military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, named June 12 as Democracy Day.
Presidential aide on National Assembly matters, Senator Ita Enang said that with the assent to the amendment, May 29 is no more a public holiday.
President Muhammadu Buhari assented to the Public Holiday Amendment Act, declaring June 12 of every year a public holiday and Democracy Day.