The Federal Government through the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said on Monday that it has lined up several activities to mark June 12 as Nigeria’s first Democracy Day.
Africa News24 (AN24) reports that May 29 still remains a public holiday in the country and President Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in on that day in low key although, major activities of the event will be shifted to June 12.
For the activities of the day (June 12) Lai Mohammed said world leaders will only attend the June 12 events.
HMIC Alh. Lai Mohammed responding to a question directed at him during the Interactive Session of the World Press Conference on May 29th Presidential Inauguration and first Observance of #June12 as National Democracy Day. pic.twitter.com/Tp8BhRCzzg
— Fed Min of Info & Cu (@FMICNigeria) May 20, 2019
The minister said the events celebrating June 12 as Democracy Day will kick off on Friday, June 7, with a Historical Exhibition in Arts, Pictures and Immersive Environment and run through June 12.
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The event, he said, is slated to hold at the ICC.
It will be followed on Sunday, June 9th by a Youth Concert, Creative Industry and Entertainment Night also at the ICC.
He said, “On Monday, June 10th, there will be a Secondary Schools Exhibition/Panel Discussion at the ICC, and Tuesday, June 11th will
feature three events: the PMB Oratorical Contest at the ICC, an Anti-corruption Summit at the Transcorp Hilton and and a First Lady’s
Commissioning Programme in Yola, Adamawa.
“Wednesday, June 12th will start off with a parade at the Eagle Square, and the Democracy Day programme will wrap up with a Dinner and Gala Night at the State House Conference Centre.”