Monday 14th June has been declared Public Holiday by the Federal Government to mark this year’s Democracy Day Celebration.
This was made known by the Minister of the Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesla on behalf of the Federal Government.
Document signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore quoted Aregbesola as saying that ‘’any form of agitation that threatens the unity of this country should be shunned for the good of all’’.
The minister is of the opinion that the entity known as Nigeria would be a haven of peace, unity, and progress if all citizens love his or her neighbour and embrace the spirit of brotherliness.
Aregbesola congratulated Nigerians on the occasion of the Democracy Day Celebration and urged all citizens to support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a 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 a united and indivisible entity. No development can take place in an acrimonious environment’’, he said.
‘’ 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 Minister Concluded.
There will surely be light at the end of the tunnel,’’ he said.