Senate okays bill recognising June 12 as Democracy day

The Nigerian Senate has passed the Public Holiday Act (amendment bill 2004) seeking to recognise June 12 as the new Democracy Day to replace May 29.

Okay Nigeria understands that the bill have been passed in December 2018 to honour Moshood Abiola who contested in the annulled June 12, 1993 Presidential elections.

Following the passage of the bill on Thursday’s plenary, this confirms June 12 as Democracy Day.

The bill is expected to be sent to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.

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Saddam Yusuf Saleh

Saddam Yusuf Saleh was born and brought up in Katsina, he is a BSc holder from Ahmad Bello University Zaria. The founder of northern youth restoration movement and the pioneer chairman Funtua youth united for development. He is currently a reporter for Okay Nigeria (

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