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Nigeria Declares July 7 Regional Public Holiday

Source: Ogun State Government (Abeokuta)
Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The governor of Nigeria's State of Ogun, Gbenga Daniel, has announced that the Ogun State government had declared Wednesday, July 7, 2010, a non-working public holiday to commemorate the death of Moshood Abiola, 12 years ago.

In his statement, the state governor pointed-out that the aforementioned public holiday declaration was in line with the July 7 Declaration as Moshood Abiola Memorial Day law, signed on December 15, 2004, which states in section 3 that MKO Day shall be observed as a work-free day in Ogun State.

Mr Abiola, the winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential elections, died in detention, and Ogun state is already observing that date as a public holiday (2010-06-11).

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