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CEOAFRICA wishes Nigerians Happy Democracy Day
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Wed, 12 Jun 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

Democracy Day is a national public holiday in Nigeria to commemorate the restoration of democracy in 1999, commemorated on 12 June. Until 2018, it was celebrated annually on May 29. It is a tradition that has been held annually, beginning in year 2000.

In 2018, the President Muhammadu Buhari moved Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12 in honour of one of the national heroes for democracy, Chief M.K.O Abiola and “to remind all Nigerians of one free election after which the presumed winner (Abiola) along with Nigerians were denied their rights and their choice”.

The Federal Government yesterday declared Wednesday, June 12, 2024 as a public holiday to mark this year's Democracy Day.

From all of us at CEOAFRICA, Happy Democracy Day to all Nigerians!

 

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