Buhari Declares June 12 Public Holiday, Amends Act

At the Presidential Villa today, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Public Holidays Act Amendment Bill into law

This was disclosed to State House correspondents in Abuja by Sen. Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate).

According to Enang, the Act declared June 12 of every year as public holiday and Democracy Day in Nigeria.

“It amends the Public Holidays Act which now removes May 29 of every year as a public holiday and now makes it June 12, democracy as a public holiday in Nigeria henceforth”.

“By this Act, May 29 is no more a Public Holiday,’’ he said.

Buhari had on June 6, 2018, declared June 12 to be the new Democracy Day in commemoration of the democratic election of MKO Abiola on June 12, 1993.

The Federal Government had earlier on  Monday declared June 12, as a public holiday, to commemorate the nation’s National Democracy Day.

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