The federal government has declared Monday as public holiday to celebrate this year’s Democracy Day.
Making the declaration on behalf of the federal government in a statement signed by the Director overseeing the office of the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, the Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (retd), congratulated Nigerians for witnessing yet another democracy day, which he said marks the second year anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
Dambazau assured Nigerians of the government’s continued efforts towards guaranteeing security, revitalising the economy and tackling corruption, “which are the three main focused areas of this administration.”
“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 revitalise 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,” he said.
The minister enjoined all to join hands with the government of President Buhari “in his sustained efforts to build a peaceful and enduring democratic legacy.”