June 12: Happy Democracy Day

Democracy Day

Democracy Day in Nigeria is on the 12th of June, and its a National Public Holiday in the Nation.

Democracy Day marks the day the military handed over power to an elected civilian government in 1999, marking the beginning of the longest continuous civilian rule since Nigeria’s independence from colonial rule in 1960.

It is a tradition that has been held annually, beginning in year 2000. June 12 was formerly known as Abiola Day, celebrated in Lagos, Nigeria and some south western states of Nigeria.

ADblog wishes all Nigerians, its readers a HAPPY DEMOCRACY DAY


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