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May 29 No Longer Public Holiday In Nigeria as Buhari Signs June 12 Bill Into Law

Buhari signs June 12 Bill into law
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed into Law the Bill to make June 12 Nigeria’s Democracy Day. 

“With the President’s assent to the Public Holiday Amendment Act, May 29 is no more a public holiday and June 12 is now a public holiday and the Democracy Day,” Senator Ita Enang, Presidential Liaison to the National Assembly, wrote on Instagram.

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It is noteworthy that the Democracy Day celebrations for ┬áMay 29 this year were deferred to June 12, in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration that June 12 would be celebrated as the New Democracy Day for Nigeria, a decision that was supported by the Nigerian Senate.

While announcing the events lined up for the inauguration of President Buhari, Alh. Lai Mohammed announced that the celebrations for May 29 would be low-key.

You may wish to read: Why May 29 Celebrations Will Be Low Key – FG

With the signing into Law of June 12 as the Democracy Day for Nigeria, President Buhari has made good his promise to honour the late MKO Abiola for his contribution to democracy in Nigeria.

June 12 was the date that the presidential elections that was adjudged to truly   reflect  the wishes of majority of Nigerians was held.

The election was won by Chief MKO Abiola, and was annulled by Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, the then military dictator.