FG declares Monday, June 14, Public Holiday for Democracy Day



The Federal Government has declared Monday,  June 14, as Public Holiday to 2021 Democracy Day.The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore, said this a statement on Thursday Abuja.Belgore said the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government.Aregbesola congratulated Nigerians on the occasion and urged all citizens to support the present administration its efforts at ensuring a united and prosperous nation.

The minister urged Nigerians to shun any of agitation that threaten the unity of the country for the good of all.He added that the space known as Nigeria would a haven of peace, unity and progress if citizens love  their neighbours and  embrace the spirit of brotherliness.“As we another Democracy Day the history of our dear country, let us reflect on the efforts of our founding fathers and ensure that Nigeria remains one United and Indivisible Entity.“

We should all know that no meaningful development can take place an acrimonious environment.“With the challenges we face Nigeria today, I see an opportunity for us to break up or break down but to break open; open up to ourselves in truth.“So that we may appreciate other, understand other, honour other and live together in peace and prosperity,” he said.

He, however, assured that with the concerted efforts President Muhammadu Buhari to secure the lives and property of Nigerians and stabilise the , the nation would to get better.“There will surely light at the end of the tunnel,” he said.The Minister, however,  wished all Nigerians a happy Democracy Day celebration. (NAN)