FG declares June 13 public holiday

The Federal Government has announced Monday, June 13, as a public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day celebration.

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola announced the public holiday yesterday in Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government.

He congratulated Nigerians on the celebration of another Democracy Day and urged all citizens to support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a secured, united and prosperous nation.

According to a statement by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore said Aregbesola reminded Nigerians of the challenges the country faced and overcame, including a civil war.

“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, secured, peaceful, and an indivisible entity, noting that 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, honor each other and live together in peace and prosperity,” the statement said.

The minister advised Nigerians to judiciously put into use the recently unveiled Nigeria Internal Security and Public Safety Alert System (N-Alert) mobile App designed to mitigate security challenges and other disasters with the slogan: “See Something Do N-Alert”, in the usage of the Mobile App, which has been upgraded to meet with current challenges in the country.



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