House of Reps approves June 12 as Democracy Day
6 December 2018 National
The House of Representatives on Thursday approved June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria and abrogated May 29.
Previously, May 29 is always observed as Democracy Day since 1999.
The House of Reps’ approval followed the adoption of a report on a bill seeking to amend the public holidays act 2004.
But President Muhammadu Buhari, last year declared that June 12 would now be marked as Democracy Day and a day to hand over power.