The President Muhamamdu Buhari-led Federal Government, have on Friday, said that June 12 which has now replaced May 29 as Democracy Day, will take effect from 2019.
The Presidency explained that the clarification was in a bid to clear the air as to whether there will be a public holiday on the June 12, 2018.
A tweet on Friday afternoon posted on @AsoRock, read;
There have been questions regarding whether or not there will be a FEDERAL public holiday on June 12, 2018.
The answer is NO.
Presidential Order says June 12 “in FUTURE YEARS will replace May 29th as a National Public Holiday in celebration of Nigeria Democracy Day.