President Bola Tinubu will on Monday June 12, address Nigerians in commemoration of Democracy Day.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, disclosed this on Friday while addressing a world press conference in Abuja, to unveil the programmes for this year’s Democracy Day.

According to Akume, this year’s celebration would be on low-key, owing to the fact that the nation just came out of an elaborate Presidential Inauguration Programme.

“It is important to note that the Democracy Day has been reviewed to be celebrated annually from May, 29 to June 12 to honour the heroes who championed the struggle and made extra-ordinary sacrifice for the enthronement of the democratic rule in Nigeria from 1999 till date”. he noted.

“However, May 29 remains the date or anniversary of handing over power, and this happens every four (4) years according to the Nigerian Constitution. “To commemorate this year’s anniversary, it is expedient for citizens and foreigners alike to take stock of how the nation has fared so far.

It is in light of this that the theme of this year’s Democracy celebration is ‘Hope Reassured’. “It is pertinent to state that having had an elaborate Presidential inauguration this year.

“Presidential Broadcast, Monday, 12th June, 2023, 7:00am. “The events will be broadcast live on all major stations and streamed on various social media platforms” Akume stated.

Julian Osamoto

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