Monday, 13th June, 2022, has been declared by The Federal Government of Nigeria as public holiday, to mark this year’s Democracy Day celebration which holds every June 12.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, The Minister of Interiors, who made the announcement today, congratulated Nigerians on the occasion of The Democracy Day.
The Minister enjoined citizens to support the present administration in its efforts to deepen Nigeria’s unity and ensure a prosperous and peaceful nation.
Ogbeni Rauf urged Nigerians to, on the occasion of Democracy Day, reflect on the journey the country has made so far, towards the enthronement of a civil democratic order since her independence in 1960, till date.
He also asked Nigerians to emulate and honour the sacrifices of her patriots upon which her Democratic experience today is built.He said, “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, secured, peaceful and an indivisible entity, noting that 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,” he continued.
Aregbesola advised Nigerians to maximize the recently unveiled Nigeria Internal Security and Public Safety Alert System (N-Alert) Mobile App, designed to mitigate the security challenges and other disasters in the country with the slogan, “See Something Do N-Alert”, in the usage of the Mobile App.
The Minister, urged Nigerians to keep faith with Democracy and in the Government of President Buhari. He stressed that though the practice of Democracy might not have brought our best expectations, Nigerians should not give up, knowing that continual practice makes perfect, and that the alternative to Democracy is worst, considering Nigeria’s history under Military rule.
He wished Nigerians a Happy Democracy Day Celebrations declaring that; “There wiill surely be light at the end of the tunnel”