The Federal Government has declared Monday, the 14th of June, 2021 as a public holiday in commemoration of this year’s democracy day.
The holiday is put in place as the real democracy day, June 12 falls on a Saturday.
The Federal Government also told the citizens to ensure that they use the holiday to embrace the spirit of brotherhood and to avoid agitations that are capable of threatening the peace of the country.
This was contained in a statement released by the Ministry of Interior and signed by the Ministry’s permanent secretary, Shuaib Belgore.
The statement was titled ‘FG declares Monday, June 14, 2021, public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day celebration.’
The statement read in part, “The Federal Government, congratulated Nigerians on this occasion and urged all citizens to support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a united and prosperous nation.
“Aregbesola said any form of agitation that threatens the unity of the country should be shunned for the good of all, saying the space known as Nigeria would be a haven of peace, unity and progress if all citizens love his or her neighbour and embrace the spirit of brotherliness.
“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 and indivisible entity.
“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, honour each other and live together in peace and prosperity.
“There will surely be light at the end of the tunnel.”