He urged Nigerians to continue to appreciate the importance and significance of the event, by guarding the country’s democracy, while nothing that many compatriots paid the ultimate price. Democracy Day in Nigeria is being celebrated on June 12 this year for the first time instead of May 29 endorsed by President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration. President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Democracy Day Bill into law on June 10, specifying that June 12 now replaced May 29, which was introduced in 1999 as the official Democracy Day. Besides, Ihedioha has advised Nigerians to stand firm, defend and uphold the country’s democracy at all times. Ihedioha also stressed the need to institutionalise the day as a national public holiday and urged Nigerians to uphold and defend the significance of the day as a national holiday.
Source: The Guardian June 13, 2019 04:52 UTC