The President, Bola Tinubu, will on Monday make his first official broadcast as part of the June 12 celebration.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, at a press briefing in Abuja on Friday said the celebration would be low-key, which according to him, was a result of the recent presidential inauguration which was elaborately celebrated.
Akunme noted that the activities lined up for celebration were the press briefing and the President’s address to the nation by 7am on Monday.
Akume stated, “It is important to note that Democracy Day has been reviewed to be celebrated annually on June 12 to honour the heroes who championed the struggle and made extraordinary sacrifices for the enthronement of democratic rule in Nigeria from 1999 till date.
“However, May 29 remains the date or anniversary of handing over or taking over power, and this happens every four years, according to the Nigerian Constitution. It is pertinent to state that has had an elaborate presidential inauguration some weeks back, activities to mark the 2023 June 12 Democracy Day will be low-key with just two major activities; the press conference and then a presidential broadcast on Monday by 7am.”
He said the theme for the celebration would be ‘Hope Reassured’.
Akume promised that adequate measures had been put in place to ensure citizens’ safety, before, during and after the celebration.
He added, “I invite all Nigerians to come out en masse to celebrate Hope Reassured as Nigeria will be better for us all.”