President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Public Holidays Act Amendment Bill.
With the Presidential assent, the Act now makes June 12 of every year a public holiday and Democracy Day in Nigeria.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang disclosed this to State House correspondents in Abuja on Monday.
He explained that the Act “amends the Public Holidays Act which now removes May 29 of every year as a public holiday and now makes it June 12, Democracy Day as a public holiday in Nigeria henceforth.
“By this Act, May 29 is no more a Public Holiday.”
The President had on June 6, 2018, declared June 12 to be the new Democracy Day in commemoration of the democratic election won by Chief MKO Abiola on June 12, 1993.
The Federal Government had already declared Wednesday, June 12, as a public holiday, to commemorate the nation’s National Democracy Day this year. – NAN