June 12 Declared As Democracy Day
June 12 has been approved to be marked as Democracy Day in Nigeria. The approval was made by the House of Representatives following the adoption of a report on a bill seeking to amend the Public Holidays Act 2004.
At the plenary on Thursday, as recommended in the report, the lawmakers approved the amendments to three clauses in the Act.
One of the clauses deleted May 29 as Democracy Day and replaced the date with June 12.