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June 12 Not Yet Democracy Day In Nigeria, Says Attorney General

Unic Press UK: The declaration of 12 June every year as a Public Holiday has yet to come into force, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, said.

The clarification was made Wednesday when the minister spoke to journalists in Abuja after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, the Guardian Newspaper, Nigeria, reports.

Malami said: “As it relates to public holidays, there is truly a Public Holiday Act. The Act can be amended and the process of amendment has been put in place. When the Act has been fully amended, the declaration of the President will come into effect. It is a declaration of intention, a declaration of desire and that will eventually be given effect with the amendment of the existing law.” 

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) was reacting to the Press Statement of 6 June 2018, in which President Buhari declared that 12 June of every year will replace 29 May as a National Public Holiday and the Democracy Day in Nigeria.

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