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FG declares Monday May 29 public holiday

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. Photo:Archive/Radio Nigeria

The Federal Government has declared Monday May 29th as public holiday to commemorate the inauguration of the nation’s 16th democratically elected President.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made declaration in Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government.

In a statement on Friday, the Minister commended Nigerians for their faith in democracy as expressed in the nationwide election that produced the President and his Deputy being inaugurated and all elections across the nation.

He urged Nigerians to continue to support and promote democracy through adherence to the rule of law and uphold all democratic institutions.

The Minister commended all Nigerians for their efforts at achieving an unbroken civilian rule and successful change of governments since 1999.

Ogbeni Aregbesola urged the people to shun any form of violence and other untoward acts.

Writing by Joshua Adams; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu