After the declaration of June 12 as the New National Democracy Day, there have been speculation if public holiday will also be declared for June 12 starting this year. The Federal Government has announced that June 12 this year will not be marked as a public holiday following its declaration as the new Democracy Day.
In a tweet on Friday, the Federal Government said while it will not be marked this year, June 12 “in future years will replace May 29th as a national public holiday in celebration of Nigeria Democracy Day.”
The President had made the declaration on Wednesday, in honour of the late businessman and politician, Moshood Abiola, who ran for presidency on June 12, 1993.
The conferment of the award and the official declaration will be held on june 12, 2018. In attendance will be most of the big wigs from the South Western part of the country. Already invited is wole soyinka, Femi Falana, etc will witness the conferment of GCFR as posthumous.