FG declares Monday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday , May 29 , 2017 as a public holiday to celebrate the 2017 Democracy Day.

Minister of Interior, Lt . Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd . ) declared it in a statement on Thursday in Abuja congratulated Nigerians for witnessing yet another Democracy Day which marked the second anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari ’ s government .

Dambazau in the statement by the Director Overseeing the Permanent Secretary ’ s Office , Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido assured Nigerians of the government ’ s continued efforts towards guaranteeing security , revitalizing the economy and tackling corruption .

He noted that a lot had been achieved in the area of security , particularly in the northeast , and in tackling corruption, adding that recent statistics by the National Bureau of Statistics indicated tremendous improvement in the nation’ s Gross Domestic Product .

The minister said , “No doubt , the nation is closer to getting out of recession, particularly with the recently launched Economic Recovery and Growth Plan which seeks to revitalize the nation’ s economy soonest.

“ With the recently signed Executive Orders on Ease of Doing Business , we have opened our doors wider for both domestic and foreign investors. ”

Dambazau admonished the citizens to join hands with President Buhari “ in his sustained efforts in building a peaceful and enduring democratic legacy . ”

He also wished all Nigerians a happy Democracy Day celebration.

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