Nigeria Public Holidays Act Amendments Pass First Reading
Source:Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja)
Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Most recent follow-up news item: November 23, 2018
The bill for an Act to Amend the Public Holiday Act which would legislate the recent declaration by Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, of June 12 as Nigerian Democracy Day, passed its first reading on the floor of the Nigerian House of Representatives, earlier today.
Today's vote follows last month's announcement (2018-06-15) by Nigeria's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, that the Federal Government of Nigeria had begun the process of amending the Public Holidays Act 1990 to implement the promise by President Muhammadu Buhari that, effective from next year, Nigerian Democracy Day would be marked every June 12.
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