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Nigeria Begins Public Holidays Act Amendments Process

Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja)
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018


Nigeria's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has announced that the Federal Government of Nigeria had begun the process of amending the Public Holidays Act 1990 to implement the recent announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari that, effective from next year, Nigerian Democracy Day would be marked every June 12.

Over the years, many Nigerian states had declared June 12 as a regional state public holiday (2017-06-09, 2014-06-10, 2013-06-09, 2012-11-25, 2012-06-09, 2011-06-10, 2010-07-06, 2010-06-11, 2009-06-15, 2009-06-11, 2008-06-11, 2006-06-10), but, last week (2018-06-06), Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, announced that, effective from next year, Nigerian Democracy Day would be marked every June 12 in honor of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, late Chief Moshood Abiola, instead of the usual, May 29, Democracy Day, public holiday of Nigeria (2018-05-25, 2017-05-18, 2016-05-25, 2015-05-25, 2014-05-22, 2013-05-24, 2012-04-27, and 2011-05-24).


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