Thursday, 25 May 2017

Democracy Day in Nigeria 2017: Government Declares Monday May 29 Public Holiday

The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has declared Monday 29th May 2017 as a Public holiday to celebrate the annual democracy day.

The declaration was made by the minister of interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau who congratulated Nigerians on witnessing another democracy day, Vanguard reports.

In a statement made available to the press on Thursday, Dambazau said that Buhari's administration has not relented in fulfilling its campaign promises.

“Nigerians of the government’s continued efforts towards guaranteeing security, revitalizing the economy and tackling corruption, which are the three main focused areas of this administration.

" While 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 have shown tremendous improvement of the country’s GDP.

He said the nation is closer to getting out of recession, particularly with the recently launched Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), 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" he added.

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