Reps Approve June 12 as Democracy Day

The House of Representatives on Thursday endorsed June 12 as the new Democracy Day in Nigeria.

The lawmakers gave the endorsement after the consideration of a bill seeking to amend the public holidays’ act.

The amendment was necessitated after President Muhammadu Buhari in a national broadcast earlier this year declared June 12 as the new date for Democracy Day to honour Moshood Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election.

In a move that was widely applauded across the country, the president also conferred the highest honour in the land, Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on the late business mogul-turned politician.

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