Newsone reports that the federal government has declared Monday a public holiday ahead of the May 29 inauguration of President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
This online news platform understands that the Public Holiday for Tinubu Inauguration was made in a statement on Friday, May 26, 2023, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital by Dr. Shuaib Belgore, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, on behalf of the outgoing Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior affirmed that the minister called on Nigerians to promote democracy through adherence to the rule of law and upholding all democratic institutions.
Aregbesola charged Nigerians to shun any form of violence and other untoward acts.
“Democracy anywhere is an unfinished business and the only way it can keep developing and serve its end of being the vehicle to good governance and the welfare of all the people is by adhering to its tenets of rule of law, support for democratic institutions, promotion of free and responsible press and advancement of the frontiers of freedom for all the people,” he stated.
He urged Nigerians also to continue to promote ideals of peaceful coexistence and love for our neighbours, noting that we can only practice democracy and enjoy its dividends in a peaceful environment.
Newsone Nigeria reports that Aregbesola commended all Nigerians for their strident efforts at achieving an unbroken civilian rule and successful change of governments since 1999.
The Minister urged them to support and cooperate with the coming administration, arguing that the unbounded energy of the people is the nation’s greatest strength and will take the nation to its greatest height when it is positively deployed in its service.