The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 29 as public holiday to celebrate the 2017 Democracy Day.
Making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, congratulated Nigerians for witnessing yet another Democracy Day, which marks the Second Year Anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Government.
A statement by the Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, DOOPS, Muhammadu Maccido, quoted Mr Dambazau, a retired major general, as assuring Nigerians of the government’s continued efforts towards guaranteeing security, revitalizing the economy and tackling corruption.
“While a lot has been achieved in the area of security, particularly in the northeast, and in tackling corruption, recent statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics have shown tremendous improvement of the country’s GDP.
“No doubt the nation is closer to getting out of recession, particularly with the recently launched Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP, which seeks to revitalize the nation’s economy soonest.
“With 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.
Mr Dambazau then called on all Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Buhari in his sustained efforts in building a peaceful and enduring democratic legacy.
He wished all Nigerians a Happy Democracy Day celebration.