The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, May 29th as a public holiday in Nigeria to mark the 2019 presidential inauguration.
According to Premium Times, Georgina Ehuriah, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior made the announcement in a statement on Monday.
In the statement by Ms Ehuriah, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman, Dambazau made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Goverment, congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari for his re-election and Nigerians for the successful conduct of the 2019 elections.
He called on Nigerians to support the policies and programmes of the in-coming administration which he said: “are all geared towards the improvement of the lives of the citizens, as well as the unity, growth and development of the Nation, as it moves to the next level.”
Although the presidential inauguration will hold on May 29, a more elaborate event is scheduled for June 12 which has now been designated as Nigeria’s Democracy Day.