On this year’s Democracy Day, President Bola Tiinub will address Nigerians on June 12.
The speech, which will be the first since his inauguration on May 29, will be broadcast live on all major channels and broadcast on various social networks, said the Secretary to the Federal Government of the SGF, Senator George Akume.
At a news conference in Abuja on Friday, he outlined the plans for the event, recalling that Nigeria’s Democracy Day has been reviewed to be celebrated annually from May 29 to June 12.
According to him, this occasion is to honor the heroes who have fought and made extraordinary sacrifices for the ascension of democracy in Nigeria from 1999 to the present.
H said; “However, May 29 remains the date or anniversary of handing over or taking over of power, and this happens every four years according to the Nigerian Constitution.
“In commemoration of this year’s anniversary, it is worthwhile for both citizens and foreigners to take stock of how the country has fared so far and appreciate the dividends that democracy has brought, as well as the areas in which we need to make improvements.
In light of this, the theme of this year’s Democracy celebration is “Hope Satisfied”.
“It is pertinent to state that after a detailed inauguration ceremony this year, Events celebrating June 12, 2023, Democracy Day will have a low priority.
“Let me also assure everyone that adequate arrangements have been made for the safety and security of all people throughout the celebration period and beyond”.