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Nigeria Public Holidays May 29 and June 12

Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja)
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: June 11, 2019

The government of Nigeria, via the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohamed, has declared Wednesday, May 29, and Wednesday, June 12, 2019, as non-working public holidays in Nigeria.

Last year (2018-06-06), Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, had announced that, effective from 2019, Nigerian Democracy Day would be marked every June 12, as was done, over the years, by many Nigerian states 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), instead of May 29 which had been declared as a non-working public holiday in 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).

However, a couple of weeks later (2018-06-08), President Buhari clarified that Nigerian Democracy Day, would not be a non-working public holiday in Nigeria, in 2018, as Democracy Day had already been celebrated the month before ("The investiture will take place on Tuesday June 12th, 2018, a date which in future years will replace May 29th as a National Public Holiday in celebration of Nigeria Democracy Day").

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