By Abimbola Ogunnaike
The Federal Government on Monday declared Friday, June 12, 2020, a public holiday,to mark this year’s Democracy Day.
Aregbesola congratulated all Nigerians at home and abroad for the entrenchment of democratic rule in the country.
The minister commended the heroes of democracy for their dogged determination and sacrifice which eventually birthed democratic governance in Nigeria.
He appealed to Nigerians to continue to uphold the selfless efforts of the heroes and collaborate with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to ensure the realisation of the democratic ideals at all costs.
Aregbesola, who assured Nigerians of the government’s commitment to battling the effect of COVID-19, advised citizens to take responsibility to curb the spread of Coronavirus by observing physical distancing and obeying other regulations issued by relevant authorities.