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Nigeria Public Holidays May 29 and June 12

Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja)
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has signed the Public Holiday Amendment bill into law, replacing the May 29, annual public holiday of Nigeria by June 12, as a new non-working public holiday 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, concerning 2019, last month (2019-05-20), the government of Nigeria, via the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohamed, had declared Wednesday, May 29, and Wednesday, June 12, 2019, as non-working public holidays in Nigeria.

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