The Federal Government has declared Monday, as a public holiday to mark the 2021 Democracy

Minsiter of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement in Abuja on Thursday.

The minister urged all citizens to support the federal government in its efforts at ensuring a “united and prosperous nation”.

He said there will be peace, unity and progress in Nigeria if every citizen embraces the spirit of brotherliness and neighbourliness.

He urged Nigerians to shun all forms of agitation that threatens the unity of the country.

“As we mark another Democracy Day in the history of our dear country, let us reflect on the efforts of our founding fathers and ensure that Nigeria remains one United and Indivisible Entity. No development can take place in an acrimonious environment,” he said in a statement signed by Shuaib Belgore, Permanent Secretary of the Interior ministry.

“With the challenges we face in Nigeria today, I see an opportunity for us not to break up or break down but to break open; open up to ourselves in truth so that we may appreciate each other, understand each other, honour each other and live together in peace and prosperity.



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