The Nigerian Government has declared Monday, May 30 as public holiday to celebrate the 2016 Democracy Day.
The declaration was made by the Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau on behalf of the Federal Government on Wednesday in Abuja.
A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr Bassey Akpanyung, quoted the minister as wishing Nigerians happy democracy day celebration.
He assured Nigerians that with the signing into law of the 2016 Appropriation Act, the country would witness a “New Deal” with its full implementation.
The minister noted that the 2016 Appropriation Act was laced with social intervention programmes aimed at improving the living conditions of the populace.
Dambazau congratulated Nigerians on the attainment of one year in office of President Muhammadu Buhari and enjoined all to continue to support the President in his sustained effort to build a peaceful, enduring and democratic legacy.