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Democracy Day: FG declares Monday public holiday

The Federal Government on Thursday, announced Monday, May 29 as Public Holiday to mark the 2017 Democracy Day.

The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) made the announcement in a statement in Abuja.

“While a lot has been achieved in the areas of security, particularly in the North-East, and in tackling corruption, recent statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics have shown tremendous improvement of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

“‎No doubt, the nation is closer to getting out of recession, particularly with the recently inaugurated Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), which seeks to revitalise the nation’s economy soonest.

“Following the recently signed Executive Orders on Ease of Doing Business, we have opened our doors wider for both domestic and foreign investors,” the minister said. ‎

Dambazzau wished all Nigerians a happy Democracy Day celebration‎ calling on all to join in building a peaceful and enduring democratic legacy.


Solomon Obende
Solomon Obende is a graduate of Public Administration from the prestigious Ambrose Alli University who is passionate about communications for development. He is proficient in crafting effective social media strategies. He listens to Jimmy Cliff's songs daily.

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