The Federal Government has declared Monday, 13th June, as public holiday to mark 2022 democracy day
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated Nigerians on behalf of the Federal Government on this occasion.
Aregbesola told Nigerians to use the occasion to reflect on the long journey the country has made towards the enthronement of a civil democratic order, before national Independence in 1960 till date and the sacrifices of our patriots.
“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 one united, secured, peaceful and an indivisible entity, noting that no development can take place in an acrimonious environment,”
“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 advised Nigerians to judiciously put into use the recently unveiled Nigeria Internal Security and Public Safety Alert System (N-Alert) Mobile App designed to mitigate security challenges and other disasters with the slogan “See Something Do N-Alert”, in the usage of the Mobile App, which has been upgraded to meet with current challenges in the country.
He advised citizens to support the Administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari to secure the lives and property of Nigerians and stabilise the economy.
The minister enjoined Nigerians to keep faith with democracy, that though it might not have brought our best expectations, but we should know that practice make perfect.
“There will surely be light at the end of the tunnel,” he stated.
The Minister wishes all Nigerians a happy Democracy Day Celebration.