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The President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government on Monday declared June 12 Public holiday in Nigeria. 

Eye9ja reports that the Nigerian Government declared Friday, June 12, 2020, as holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day in Nigeria.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola made this known in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Georgina Ehuriah.

Buhari Govt Declares June 12 Public Holiday In Nigeria

Aregbesola in his statement congratulated all Nigerians at home and abroad for the entrenchment of democratic rule in the country.

Minister of Interior, Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola
Minister of Interior, Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola

He commended the heroes of democracy for their dogged determination and sacrifice which eventually birthed democratic governance in Nigeria.

Eye9ja reports that this comes as the nation is ready to celebrate the 2020 democracy day come June 12.

Aregbesola urged Nigerians to continue to uphold the selfless efforts of the heroes and collaborate with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to ensure the realization of the democratic ideals at all costs.

He assured Nigerians of the government’s commitment to battling the effect of COVID-19.

Aregbesola further advised citizens to take responsibility to curb the spread of Coronavirus by observing physical distancing and obeying other regulations issued by relevant authorities.

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