The federal government has declared May 29 as public holiday to celebrate the 2017 Democracy Day.
Making the declaration on behalf of the federal government, the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd), congratulated Nigerians for witnessing yet another Democracy Day which marks the second year anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhariâ€™s government.
Dambazau assures Nigerians of the government continued efforts towards guaranteeing security, revitalising the economy and tackling corruption, which are the three main focused areas of the administration. â€œWhile a lot has been achieved in the area of security, particularly in the Northeast, and in tackling corruption, recent statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) have shown tremendous improvement of the countryâ€™s GDP.
â€œNo doubt, the nation is closer to getting out of recession, particularly with the recently launched Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) which seeks to revitalise the nationâ€™s economy soonest. â€œWith the recently signed Executive Orders on Ease of Doing Business, we have opened our doors wider for both domestic and foreign investors,â€ he said.
The minister enjoined all Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Buhari in his sustained efforts in building a peaceful and enduring democratic legacy.
â€œHe wishes all Nigerians a happy Democracy Day celebration,â€ he said.