Presidential inauguration: FG declares Monday, May 29, public holiday

President Muhammadu Buhari welcoming President-elect Bola Tinubu to his office at the Presidential Villa, on Friday, May 26, 2023. Photo: Statehouse

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday, May 29, 2023, as a work-free day for all workers in the country.

The government said the decision is to allow Nigerians to commemorate the inauguration of the country’s 16th democratically elected President.

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Disclosing this in a statement on Friday, May 26, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuiab Belgore, said the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.

“The Minister felicitates all Nigerians on the momentous occasion, commending them for their faith in democracy as expressed in the nationwide election that produced the President and his Deputy being inaugurated and indeed in all elections across the nation,” the statement said.