May 26, (THEWILL) – The Federal Government has declared Monday, 29th May 2023 as a public holiday.
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed the development in a statement issued on Friday, by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Shuiab Belgore.
Aregbesola said the decision is to allow Nigerians to commemorate the inauguration of the nation’s 16th democratically elected President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He charged Nigerians to shun any form of violence and other untoward acts.
“The Minister felicitates with all Nigerians on the momentous occasion, commending them for their faith in democracy as expressed in the nationwide election that produced the President and his Deputy being inaugurated and indeed, in all elections across the nation
“Democracy anywhere is an unfinished business and the only way it can keep developing and serve its end of being the vehicle to good governance and the welfare of all the people is by adhering to its tenets of rule of law, support for democratic institutions, promotion of free and responsible press and advancement of the frontiers of freedom for all the people,” the statement said.