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Nigeria Declares June 12 Regional Public Holidays

Source: Vanguard (Ogun State)
Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010

The Ogun State Government, Southwest of Nigeria has declared Monday, June 14, 2010, a work free public holiday in commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the June 12, 1993, election.

In a separate announcement, the Lagos state government had declared Saturday, June 12, 2010, as a regional public holiday, although it had not declared a day in lieu public holiday on Monday, June 14, 2010, as had been widely rumoured.

June 12th is celebrated annually in Lagos State, and sometimes also in Ogun State (2009-06-11, 2008-06-11 and 2006-06-10). As per custom (2009-06-15), the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), asked President Goodluck Jonathan to declare June 12 as an annual national public holiday.

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