The Nigerian Government has declared Monday, 14 June, 2021 as public holiday to celebrate this year’s Democracy Day celebration.
The Democracy Day is on 12 June, 2021, but the holiday has to be shifted because it falls on a weekend.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola congratulated Nigerians on this occasion and urged all citizens to support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a United and prosperous Nation.
Aregbesola wants Nigerians to shun any form of agitation that threatens the unity of the country, adding that the space known as Nigeria would be a haven of peace, unity and progress if all citizens love his or her neighbour and embrace the spirit of brotherliness.
“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,” he stressed.
“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 said that the government is leaving nothing to chance to ensure that lives and property of Nigerians are secured, while stabilizing the economy for the nation to continue to get better.
“There will surely be light at the end of the tunnel,” he said.