May 29 inauguration: FG declares Monday, 29th May, Public Holiday
Written by Adeola Ibrahim on May 26, 2023
The Federal Government has declared Monday, 29th May 2023 as work-free for all workers in the country.
According to the federal government, the decision is to allow Nigerians to commemorate the inauguration of the nation’s 16th democratically elected President.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuiab Belgore in a statement on Friday noted that the declaration was made by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola on behalf of the Federal Government.
Belgore said, “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,” he stated.