As the nation prepares to change it earlier democracy day from May 29th to June 12th, the Federal Government on Monday has outlined events for the day. Though it asserts that May 29th still remains a public holiday in the country it noted that President Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in on that day.
Making the announcement at a press briefing, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said both days would be marked as a public holiday this year. But the minister said most of the activities had been moved to June 12, and that the events slated for May 29 would be low key.
Below is an outline of the event slated for June 12th;
- June 7, with a Historical Exhibition in Arts, Pictures and Immersive Environment and run through June 12. The event, he said, is slated to hold at the ICC.
- June 9th Youth Concert, Creative Industry and Entertainment Night also at the ICC.
- On Monday, June 10th, Secondary Schools Exhibition/Panel Discussion at the ICC
- Tuesday, June 11th will feature three events: the PMB Oratorical Contest at the ICC, an Anti-corruption Summit at the Transcorp Hilton and a First Lady’s Commissioning Programme in Yola, Adamawa.
- June 12th will start off with a parade at the Eagle Square and the Democracy Day programme will wrap up with a Dinner and Gala Night at the State House Conference Centre.