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Sunday, 11 June 2017

Lagos declares tomorrow June 12 as public holiday

Read the statement from Lagos state government below...
The Lagos State Government on Sunday declared Monday public holiday to mark June 12 celebration in the State, saying that the State remains committed to the ideals of the annulled 1993 Presidential election.
In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tunji Bello on behalf of the State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, the government said the holiday was in honour of the ideals which June 12, 1993 Presidential election represents being a day that the country experienced an election that was adjudged as the freest and fairest in Nigeria’s history. The Governor said 24 years after, the ideals of June 12 commemoration were worth celebrating, describing the day as one of the most defining moments of the country’s political history which has positively shaped its democratic rule. Governor Ambode said the time has come for Nigerians to go beyond the commemoration and entrench a viable democracy as a way to immortalise the late presumed winner of June 12, 1993 Presidential election, Chief M.K.O Abiola through the practice of true federalism and conduct of credible and fair elections. He said: "June 12, 1993 is a day we must not forget in the annals of our democratic history. Our present democratic experience may still be far from the ideal but we must all make concerted efforts to entrench fiscal federalism which is the only way to achieve true nationhood.” Continuing, Governor Ambode said part of the enduring lessons of June 12 election is that it imbued the patriotic and nationalistic zeal in all Nigerians to speak with one voice to make a political choice devoid of ethnic, racial or social sentiments. “On June 12, 1993, majority of Nigerians across all divides demonstrated through the ballot box that irrespective of class or ethnic sympathies, the Nigerian people are united and would always join hands to promote our unifying values,” he said. Governor Ambode said though the peoples’ hope was dashed with the annulment of the elections by the military junta, the lessons of the elections cannot be wished away despite subterranean efforts by many to do, describing June 12 as the real Democracy Day in Nigeria. “We owe it a duty to genuinely immortalize the fallen heroes of the June 12 struggle nationally and deepen our democratic values to ensure that never again will such anti-people action be allowed to take place”. He also assured that his administration remains committed to the ideals of June 12 by carrying out people-oriented programmes across the State and making life more comfortable for the people. Meanwhile, the State Government, through the office of Civic Engagement, has perfected arrangement for the annual public symposium which will hold at the De Roof, LTV 8 in Ikeja, to celebrate June 12.
SIGNED TUNJI BELLO
SECRETARY TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT JUNE 11, 2017

21 comments:

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Okay


... Merited happiness

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, wounds are getting opened in every nook and cranny of the country

Manuel Kunmi said...

Are these ones okay???? announcing public holiday a day before (even hours ) normal activities resume ....mtchewwwwww

Housed-On-Water said...

But Monday is midterm in some parts of Nigeria or is it double holiday for one day. Please Shift the no-school day to Tuesday, teachers gat to rest. My Muslim peeps when is Salah even?

Anonymous said...

Ok oo, they did theirs no problem, when Igbos say theirs, their will be fear everywhere

Anonymous said...

That was exactly my thought. No igbo governor officially announced it. In solidarity and recognition of folks that died during the war, we sat down at home and everyone was complaining. I'm waiting to see who will call out the Yorubas.

Anonymous said...

Lol

Anonymous said...

Where is Buhari?

Anonymous said...

which one is when Igbos say theirs, there will be fear everywhere? The public holiday is declared in lagos state not in all states of Nigeria.If they dont declare it in osun or Enugu,then there is no public holiday in those states.

Anonymous said...

Please can anybody tell me if banks will work tomorrow that is my major issues abeg

Chinonso Chimeremeze said...

I am watching to see those that will call the Yorubas out on this because na for only Biafrans them dey get strength to talk upon say them say na Biafrans dey do the whole bad things in Nigeria

Chinonso Chimeremeze said...

I am watching to see those that will call the Yorubas out on this because na for only Biafrans them dey get strength to talk upon say them say na Biafrans dey do the whole bad things in Nigeria

koss said...

U guys are just bias and sentimental about this Biafra thing. Abeg, make dem allow una go Jere make we know dos of us who remain.

isuama kennedy said...

they can declare public holiday to mark one man who died for his right, but we igbos are not allowed to mark the death of over two million people.

God son said...

Lol, is like Lagos state Government was scared for the public holiday because of Nothern youths, but is the right of this lagos state

God son said...

Announcing it on Sunday that was not working days means they made alots of consultations before agreed on that, signs of fear, sounds funny for a state Government to come up this was, June 12 is not an emergence and we been expecting them to anounce it before last weekend, any way, all is for fear

Anonymous said...

whats this one saying#dumbAss

Lukman Ajao said...

Why did it take Lagos State so long to declare June 12 as holiday? To those who categorize June 12 with sit-at-home issue in South East have poor sense of relating facts!

Anonymous said...

June 12 is not an holiday to mark someone's death, OLODO; typiacal of Igbos.

Maximum Grade said...

Is ok but just that the announcement came late

Vivian Reginalds said...

hmm
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

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