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Nigerian Public Holiday June 14

Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja)
Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Nigerian Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement issued and signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Shuaib Belgore, has announced that the Federal Government had declared Monday, June 14, 2021, as a public holiday in Nigeria, due to June 12 falling on a Saturday in 2021 ("the day is set aside to celebrate this year’s Democracy Day").

Recall that, 2 years ago (2018-06-06), Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, had announced that, effective from 2019, Nigerian Democracy Day would be marked every June 12, instead of May 29 which had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria in preceding years (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).

June 12 had been declared either ad hoc, or regionally, 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).

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