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May 29 no longer public holiday as Buhari signs June 12 bill to law

May 29 no longer public holiday as Buhari signs June 12 bill to law

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed into the law the Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill, which legalizes June 12 as Nigeria’s democracy day.

This was confirmed to State House Correspondents by Senator Ita Enang, the National Assembly Liaison Officer to President Buhari, on Monday.

The new law accommodates June 12 as a public holiday in Nigeria, replacing May 29.

By the latest arrangement, May 29 will only be marked as a handover/inauguration of new governments in the country.

The signing came just days to June 12, giving legal backing to the day.

The Federal Government has also announced Wednesday, June 12, as a public holiday.

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