The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Interior, has declared Monday, June 13, as a public holiday to commemorate Nigeria’s Democracy Day which comes up every June 12.
In a statement signed by the Ministry of Interior Permanent Secretary, Dr. M. L. Shuaib Belgore, on Thursday, Minister Aregbesola congratulated Nigerians on the enthronement of civil democratic and urged citizens to support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a secured, united and prosperous nation.
“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.”
The former governor of Osun state also expressed optimism that “There will surely be light at the end of the tunnel,” no matter the present challenges confronting the nation.