President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill, National Assembly Liaison Officer, Senator Ita Enang announced Monday.
The new law recognises June 12 as a public holiday in Nigeria, replacing May 29, the latter will only be serve as a handover/inauguration date of new governments in the country.
– Senator Enang
With the President Buhari’s assent to the Public Holiday Amendment Act, May 29 is no more a public holiday and June 12 is now a public holiday and the Democracy Day
The National Assembly recently passed the amendment bill.
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, had on Tuesday, May 14, commended President Buhari for taking steps toward fully recognising June 12 as democracy day.
Tinubu made the commendation in a statement signed by his media adviser, Tunde Rahman, in Lagos. He also urged the National Assembly to cooperate with the presidency to complete the constitutional process of making June 12 democracy day.
“To complete this process, that the president has started via executive order, we hope that the National Assembly act with reasonable dispatch in cooperation with the presidency to assure that the requisite constitutional amendments are enacted to fully establish June 12 as democracy day,” Tinubu said.