The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 14 as public holiday nationwide to be observed as 2021 Democracy Day.
Congratulating Nigerians ahead of the occasion, the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement, urged Nigerians to support the Buhari administration in its efforts at ensuring a united and prosperous nation.
He, however, cautioned against any form of agitation that may threaten the unity of the country.
“It should be shunned for the good of all, the space known as Nigeria would be a haven of peace, unity and progress if all citizens love his or her neighbour and embrace the spirit of brotherliness.
“As we mark another Democracy Day in the history of our dear country, let us reflect on the efforts of our founding fathers and ensure that Nigeria remains one united and indivisible entity.
“No development can take place in an acrimonious environment,” Persecondnews quotes Aregbesola as saying.
“With the challenges we face in Nigeria today, I see an opportunity for us not to break up or break down but to break open
“Open up to ourselves in truth so that we may appreciate each other, understand each other, honour each other and live together in peace and prosperity,” the minister also said.
According to him, with the concerted efforts being put in place by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration to secure the lives and property of Nigerians and stabilise the economy, the nation will continue to get better.
“There will surely be light at the end of the tunnel.”