By Emmanuel Adeleke
The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 29, 2023 as public holiday for all workers in the country.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement issued on Friday by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, said this is to commemorate the inauguration of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
He enjoined Nigerians to continue to support and promote democracy through adherence to the rule of law.
“The Minister felicitates with all Nigerians on the momentous occasion, commending them for their faith in democracy as expressed in the nationwide election that produced the President and his Vice being inaugurated and indeed in all elections across the nation.
“He said democracy anywhere is an unfinished business and the only way it can keep developing and serve its end of being the vehicle to good governance and the welfare of all the people is by adhering to its tenets of the rule of law, supporting democratic institutions, promotion of free and responsible press and advancement of the frontiers of freedom for all the people.
“Aregbesola urged Nigerians also to continue to promote ideals of peaceful coexistence and love for our neighbours, noting that we can only practice democracy and enjoy its dividends in a peaceful environment,” Belgore said.
The minister also commended all Nigerians for their efforts at achieving an unbroken civilian rule and successful change of governments since 1999.
He urged them to support and cooperate with the incoming administration, stressing that the unbounded energy of the people is the nation’s greatest strength and will take the nation to its greatest height when it is positively deployed in its service.
Aregbesola charged Nigerians to shun any form of violence and other untoward acts, assuring that with all hands on deck, the future is very bright and the nation will attain greatness in all facets of human development.
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