Presidency denies declaring June 12 a public holiday

Presidency denies declaring June 12 a public holiday

The declaration of June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day does not make it a public holiday, presidency has clarified.

It a tweet on Friday through its official handle, @asorock, the federal government said the clarification was in response to questions raised by the public.

President Muhammadu Buhari had declared June 12 as the new Democracy Day, calling it “a date which in future years will replace May 29th as a national public holiday in celebration of Nigeria Democracy Day.”

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