Against the backdrop of the shift of Democracy Day celebration from May 29, the Presidency has confirmed that June 12 this year will not be marked with a federal public holiday.
This was contained in a statement posted on Aso Presidential Villa’s verified Twitter handle on Friday.
“NOTICE: 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’,” the post read.
This confirms DAILY POST’s report earlier this week.
Our correspondent had reached out to a source in the presidency, to make clarifications and it was gathered that the date will be a public holiday in future years, not 2018.
“It starts from next year,” the source simply said.
He also insisted that May 29 remains the handover/swearing-in day and President Muhammadu Buhari is not planning to extend his stay in office by two weeks, in an eventuality he loses next year’s elections.