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FG Declares May 29 Public Holiday

Valentine Chinyem

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The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, May 29 as public holiday to mark the 2018 Democracy Day.
In lieu of this, activities will start from May 25 and end on Democracy Day proper, May 29.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by, Mr Lawrence Ojabo, Director Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF).
He said the theme for this year’s celebration is: “Peace Building and Good Governance for Sustainable Development”
He added that events leading to the celebration, will begin with Friday Juma’at Prayers at the National Mosque, Central Business District, Abuja
“Prayers will be offered for the nation and its leadership at various levels tomorrow at the National Mosque.

“Similar prayers are to hold at the National Worship (Ecumenical) Centre, Central Business District, Abuja, on Sunday, May 27.

“Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega will be the Guest Lecturer at this year’s Democracy Day Lecture on Monday, May 28 at 10:00a.m at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.”

Furthermore, he added that all arms and tiers of government, as well as past Heads of State, Presidents and traditional rulers are expected to attend.

Members of the the Diplomatic Community and Non-State Actors, members of the National Assembly, Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Agencies, Extra-Ministerial Departments and Agencies of Government, Captains of Industries, and the General Public.

Nigeria’s Democracy Day held on May 29 every year to commemorate the return of democratic governance in 1999 after long years of military rule in Nigeria.