JUST IN: President Buhari Legalises June 12 As Democracy Day

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into the law the Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill, which legalizes June 12 as Nigeria’s democracy day.

This was confirmed by Senator Ita Enang, the National Assembly Liaison Officer to President Buhari, on Monday.

The new law accommodates June 12 as a public holiday in Nigeria, replacing May 29.

May 29 will only be marked as a handover/inauguration of new governments in the country.

The signing came just days to June 12, giving legal backing to the day.

The president has also announced Wednesday, June 12, as a public holiday.

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