- As Nigerians get set to celebrate another Democracy Day on Monday, June 12, the federal government has sent a congratulatory message
- To mark the day, a tradition that has been held annually, beginning in the year 2000, a public holiday has been declared
- The event is to mark the time the military handed over power to an elected civilian government in 1999
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The holiday is in commemoration of the 2023 Democracy Day celebration, The Nation reported.
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The public holiday announcement was contained in a statement issued by the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Oluwatoyin Akinlade, on behalf of the federal government.
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It reads in part:
“On this memorable occasion therefore, Nigerians and friends of Nigeria are invited to appreciate the progress that has been made, celebrate the milestones covered and look forward to a better future for the country’s democracy.
“The Permanent Secretary wishes all Nigerians a Happy Democracy Day celebration."
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Reacting to the good news and recognition, the singer took to his Instagram page with a post expressing his gratitude and joy.
In his post, Davido disclosed that he is honoured to have been conferred, as it has always been his mission to showcase the country via his platform.
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Legit.ng also reported that the Debt Management Office (DMO) announced two federal government of Nigeria saving bonds for a subscription at N1,000 per unit.
According to a statement by DMO, the offer opens on June 3, 2023, and closes by June 9, 2023.
The DMO stated that the first offer is a two-year FGN savings bond due on June 14, 2025, at an interest rate of 11.301% per annum.