FG Declares Monday as Public Holiday to mark Democracy Day
To commemorate this year’s Democracy Day, the Federal Government has declared Monday, June 13, 2022, a public holiday.
Dr Shuaib Belgore, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, said the declaration was made on behalf of the Federal Government by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement released Thursday in Abuja.
The minister congratulated Nigerians on the occasion and urged all citizens to back the administration in its efforts to make the country safer, more united, and prosperous.
Aregbesola urged Nigerians to reflect on the long journey the country has taken to enthronement of a civil democratic order, from before national independence in 1960 to the present day, as well as the sacrifices made by our patriots.
“He reminded Nigerians of the challenges the country has faced and overcome, including a civil war, and said any form of agitation that threatens the country’s unity should be avoided for the good of all, saying the space known as Nigeria would be a haven of peace, unity, and progress if all citizens love their neighbours and embrace the spirit of brotherliness,” he said.
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“As we commemorate another Democracy Day in our dear country’s history, let us remember our founding fathers’ efforts to keep Nigeria one united, secure, peaceful, and indivisible entity, noting that no development can occur in an acrimonious environment.”
“With the challenges we face in Nigeria today, I see an opportunity for us to break open; open up to ourselves in truth so that we can appreciate, understand, honour, and live together in peace and prosperity,” the statement continued.
The Minister advised Nigerians to make wise use of the recently launched Nigeria Internal Security and Public Safety Alert System (N-Alert) Mobile App, which is designed to mitigate security threats and other disasters, with the slogan “See Something, Do N-Alert,” in the use of the Mobile App, which has been upgraded to meet the country’s current challenges.
He stated that the nation will continue to improve as a result of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s concerted efforts to protect Nigerians’ lives and property while also stabilizing the economy.
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Aregbesola urged Nigerians to maintain faith in democracy, saying that while it may not have met our highest expectations, we should persevere because practice makes perfect, and the alternatives are far worse and have wreaked havoc on the country.
He stated, “There will undoubtedly be light at the end of the tunnel.”
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