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Federal Govt declares June 14 as public holidays

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The federal government through the  Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has declared the June 14 as public holiday. This declaration is in a way to keep fate with June 12 which falled on Saturday this year.

Making the declaration on behalf of the federal government, the minister said that the day is set aside to celebrate this year’s Democracy Day.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Thursday and signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore.

June 12 is one of the most memorable days in Nigeria’s political history. It is the day what is regarded as the country’s freest and fairest presidential election held.

The election result was cancelled and the presumed winner, Moshood Abiola, later detained. The Buhari administration declared June 12 Democracy Day, although the country also celebrates May 29 as the day of transfer of power between administrations.