FG declares May 29 public holiday to celebrate Tinubu’s inauguration
Nigerians will have a day off on Monday, May 29, 2023, as the Federal Government has declared it a public holiday to mark the inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu and his Deputy.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, announced this in a statement by Permanent Secretary Shuaib Belgore on Friday.
He congratulated Nigerians for their faith in democracy and their participation in the nationwide election that produced the incoming leaders.
He also praised Nigerians for sustaining a continuous civilian rule and peaceful transitions of governments since 1999.
He urged Nigerians to uphold and support democracy by adhering to the rule of law, supporting democratic institutions, promoting free and responsible press, and advancing the frontiers of freedom for all the people.
He said democracy is an unfinished business that requires constant improvement and vigilance.
He also called on Nigerians to promote peaceful coexistence and love for their neighbors, saying that only in a peaceful environment can democracy thrive and deliver good governance and welfare for all the people.
He appealed to Nigerians to support the upcoming administration, saying that the nation has limitless potential that can be harnessed for positive development in all sectors.
He warned against any form of violence or disruption of the inauguration ceremony, assuring that the government is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all Nigerians.