The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 14 as public holiday in celebration of this year’s Democracy Day. This was revealed by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore.
The minister congratulated Nigerians on the occasion as he urged all citizens to embrace the spirit of brotherliness and support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a peaceful and united nation.
“Any form of agitation that threatens the unity of the country should be shunned for the good of all.
“As we mark another Democracy Day in 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. No development can take place in an acrimonious environment.
“With the challenges we face in Nigeria today, I see an opportunity for us not to break up or break down but to break open; open up to ourselves in truth so that we may appreciate each other, understand each other, honour each other and live together in peace and prosperity” Aregbesola said.
He also assured citizens that the country will continue to get better as the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration has put in place intensive effort to ensure security and stabilize the economy.
“There will surely be light at the end of the tunnel,” he added.