As part of plans to mark the 2021 Democracy Day celebration the Federal Government of Nigeria has declared, as public holiday, Monday, 14th June, 2021.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made this known in a statement on Thursday.
The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, signed the statement conveying the announcement.
The Minister urged all Nigerian to support the Muhammadu Buhari government as it bids to ensure a united and prosperous Nigeria.
Aregbesola, a former Osun governor, congratulated Nigerians on the occasion but stressed that any form of agitation that will threaten Nigeria’s unity should be shunned.
According to him, Nigeria would be a haven of peace, unity and progress if all citizens embrace the spirit of brotherliness express love towards each other.
His words are coming as Nigerians gear up for the June 12 protest billed to hold nationwide.
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.
He assured that with the concerted efforts being put in place by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration to secure the lives and property of Nigerians and stabilise the economy, the nation will continue to get better.
There will surely be light at the end of the tunnel,” he stated.