fractureing: FG clarifies whether there will be holiday on June 12
The federal government has declared that there will not be a public holiday on June 12, 2018.
In a tweet via its official Twitter handle, @AsoRock, on Friday, June 8, the federal government explained that the presidential order states that “June 12 “in FUTURE YEARS will replace May 29th as a National Public Holiday in celebration of Nigeria Democracy Day”.
This, according to the government, means that year 2018 is excluded from the year Democracy Day will be celebrated on June 12.
See the tweet below:
Meanwhile, had previously reported that Senior lawyers on Thursday, June 7, disagreed with a former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Alfa Belgore, who said that President Muhammadu Buhari broke the law by awarding Nigeria’s highest national honour to the late Chief Moshood Abiola and Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN).
The chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Professor of International Law at the University of Lagos, Prof. Akin Oyebode, human rights activist Femi Falana and a former national secretary of Labour Party, Kayode Ajulo, said the awards were in order.
President Buhari on Wednesday, June 6, named Abiola, winner of 1993 presidential election annulled by former dictator Ibrahim Babangida, a holder of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), 20 years after his death in 1998.
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