June 12: Buhari signs Public Holiday Amendment Bill

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the Presidential Villa, signed the Public Holiday Act Amendment Bill into law making June 12 Democracy Day.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, disclosed this to State House correspondents in Abuja.

Mr Enang, a former senator, said 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”.

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

Mr Buhari had on June 6, 2018, declared the date to be the new Democracy Day in commemoration of the democratic election of MKO Abiola on June 12, 1993 after the senate passed the bill amendment.

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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