Due to Bola Tinubu’s inauguration as president of Nigeria, the Federal Government has proclaimed Monday, May 29th, a national holiday.
According to a statement by Dr. Shuaib Belgore, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the proclamation in Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government.
The Minister thanked all Nigerians for “the momentous occasion, commending them for their faith in democracy as expressed in the nationwide election that produced the President and his Deputy being inaugurated and indeed in all elections across the nation.”
He exhorted them to keep upholding all democratic institutions and supporting and promoting democracy by upholding the rule of law.
The Minister stated that adhering to the principles of the rule of law, support for democratic institutions, promotion of a free and responsible press, and expansion of the frontiers of freedom for all people is the only way democracy can continue to develop and serve its end of being the vehicle to good governance and the welfare of all people.
Aregbesola urged Nigerians to continue promoting the values of peaceful coexistence and affection for our neighbors, stressing that only in a peaceful atmosphere can we practice democracy and reap its benefits.
The Minister praised everyone in Nigeria for their determined efforts to establish uninterrupted civilian governance and successfully usher in new governments since 1999.
The unbridled energy of the populace, he claimed, is the country’s greatest power and will lead the country to its highest height when it is positively used in its service. He pleaded with them to support and collaborate with the incoming administration.
The Minister urged Nigerians to abstain from all forms of violence and other wrongdoing, telling them that with everyone working together, the country will succeed in all areas of human development.