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DEMOCRACY DAY, 12TH JUNE.

DEMOCRACY DAY, 12TH JUNE.

The 12th of June every year in Nigeria is observed as Nigeria’s democracy day and is a public holiday all over the country.
The day was formerly observed and held on the 29th of May but later changed to this day, it marks the day military handed over power to an elected civilian government in 1999 marking the beginning of the longest continuous civilian rule since Independence.

The day was made a democracy day in 2018 by the present administrators to commemorate the Democratic election of MKO Abiola in 1993, in what has been adjudged to be Nigeria’s freest and fairest elections. It was however cancelled by the then military government in power.
The day was to commemorate the restoration of democracy in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Activities marking the day may include a week long programs ranging from one activity and the other organise by the government under the supervision of set up committee. Dinner party, lectures, symposium, art galleries display among others.
Schools, Organization of government and Non Governmental Organizations working on Democracy and Governance (D&G) actively participate in these programmes.

Jumali and MDSCF join the team working on D&G to commemorate the day.
Happy democracy day from JTSLTA /MDSCF

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