The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, June 12 as a public holiday to commemorate the National Democracy Day.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah made the declaration on behalf of the government in a statement issued by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Mohammed Manga, on Monday in Abuja.
The National Assembly recently enacted the law endorsing June 12 as Democracy Day in the country.
Ehuriah congratulated all Nigerians at home and abroad for the entrenchment of democratic rule in the country and urged citizens to continue to cherish the sacrifice made by heroes of democracy.
She emphasised that those who lost their lives in the struggle for the actualisation of democratic governance in order to make the country a better place for all must not be forgotten.