The federal government (FG) has announced activities that are scheduled to hold June 12, Nigeria’s first Democracy day.
Okay Nigeria understands that May 29 still remains a public holiday and President Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in on the same day.
However, major activities of the event will be shifted to June 12.
Lai Mohamed, the Minister of Information, disclosed during a press briefing in Abuja that both days would be marked as public holiday this year.
Meanwhile, he said most of the activities had been moved to June 12, and that the events slated for May 29 would be low key.
Lai Mohammed said the events celebrating June 12 as Democracy Day will kick off on Friday, June 7, with a Historical Exhibition in Arts, Pictures and Immersive Environment and run through June 12 which will hold at the ICC.
On Sunday, June 9, a Youth Concert, Creative Industry and Entertainment Night will also hold at the ICC.
On Monday, June 10th, there will be a Secondary Schools Exhibition/Panel Discussion at the ICC, and Tuesday, June 11th will feature three events: the PMB Oratorical Contest at the ICC, an Anti-corruption Summit at the Transcorp Hilton and and a First Lady’s Commissioning Programme in Yola, Adamawa.
“Wednesday, June 12th will start off with a parade at the Eagle Square, and the Democracy Day programme will wrap up with a Dinner and Gala Night at the State House Conference Centre.