To commemorate this year’s Democracy Day, the Federal Government has declared Monday, June 14, 2021, as a public holiday
The Federal Government’s declaration was made by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who congratulated Nigerians on the occasion and urged all citizens to support the current administration in its efforts to ensure a united and prosperous nation.
Aregbesola said any form of agitation that threatens the country’s unity should be avoided for the sake of all, adding that the space known as Nigeria will be a haven of peace, unity, and progress if all citizens love their neighbour and embrace the spirit of brotherliness.
“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 and Indivisible Entity. 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,” Aregbesola said
He, however, assured that the nation will continue to improve as a result of President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration’s concerted efforts to secure the lives and property of Nigerians and stabilize the economy.
“There will surely be light at the end of the tunnel,” he stated.