Greater Toronto Area in Canada has proclaimed June 12 as the Nigerian Democracy Day following the recognition of same date by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The city of Brampton gave the proclamation via an official letter. A copy of the letter was tweeted by a handle named Drisjany.
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The senior special assistant (SSA) to the president, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, subtweeted the tweet with an excited response.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that just 48 hours to the first official celebration of June 12, as Democracy Day in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, June 10, assented to the public holiday amendment bill, which gives it a legal backing, into law.
Senator Ita Enang, the president’s senior special assistant on National Assembly matters (Senate), told journalists in Aso Rock that Buhari had signed the bill into law. Enang made the confirmation after the signing ceremony.
The presidential aide explained that the newly amended law allows public holiday to be declared on June 12, every year while May 29th will no longer be public holiday. As a result, May 29 will simply be for handing over.
In a related development, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, May 14, commended President Buhari for taking steps toward fully recognising June 12 as Democracy Day.
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Tinubu gave the commendation the in a statement released 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.
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