Nigerian States Declare June 12-13 Public Holidays
Source:The Punch (Abuja)
Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: June 9, 2021
The State Governments of many Southwest States of Nigeria have declared Monday, June 13, 2011, a work free, day in lieu, public holiday in commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the June 12, 1993, election.
At last report, the states of Oyo, Ogun, Osun and Ekiti have declared Monday, June 13, 2011, a work free, day in lieu, public holiday.
As was the case last year (2010-06-11), the Lagos state government has declared Sunday, June 12, 2011, as a regional public holiday, but it has not declared a day in lieu public holiday on Monday, June 13, 2010.
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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