The Federal Government has officially declared Monday, the 29th of May 2023, as a public holiday throughout the country. The decision is to allow all Nigerians to mark the inauguration of the country’s 16th democratically elected President.
Dr Shuiab Belgore, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, announced this in a statement on Friday. He noted that the declaration was made by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on behalf of the Federal Government.
Aregbesola extends his best wishes to all Nigerians on this momentous occasion and commends them for their faith in democracy. This faith has been manifested in the nationwide election that produced the President and his Deputy being inaugurated, and indeed in all elections across the nation. He encourages everyone to use this public holiday to reflect on the nation’s democratic journey and its future under new leadership.