June 12 approved as democracy day
June 12

May 29 deleted, June 12th approved as Democracy Day in Nigeria

The House of Representatives has approved that June 12 be marked as Democracy Day in Nigeria.

The approval followed the adoption of a report on a bill seeking to amend the Public Holidays Act 2004.


Considering the report at the plenary on Thursday, the lawmakers approved the amendments to three clauses ‎in the Act, as recommended in the report.

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One of the clauses deleted May 29 as Democracy Day and replaced the date with June 12.