June 12, 2018 will not be marked as a public holiday following the day’s declaration as Nigeria’s new Democracy Day, President Muhammadu Buhari administration said on Friday.
According to the government, while it will not be marked this year, June 12 “in future years will replace May 29th as a national public holiday in celebration of Nigeria Democracy Day.”
This was made known on the federal government’s official Twitter handle on Friday.
Buhari had on Wednesday replaced May 29 with June 12 as Democracy Day in honour of the late businessman and politician Moshood Abiola, who ran for presidency on June 12, 1993.
Abiola was the acclaimed winner of the election, which was annulled by then military president, Ibrahim Babangida.
Buhari also conferred a posthumous GCFR title on him as the presumed winner of the election.