Senate has considered and passed a bill which elevates June 12 above May 29 as Democracy Day in Nigeria.
Senate passed the document titled: Public Holiday Amendment, 2019 after it concurred with the bill which originated from the House of Representatives.
President Muhammadu Buhari had last year declared June 12 Democracy Day when he conferred posthumously the highest honour in the country on the man behind the story Late Chief MKO Abiola.
June 12, 1993 holds a significant reference point in Nigeria’s political history.
It was the day that witnessed what many consider as the freest and fairest elections in the country which was however annulled by the then ruling military council.
Senate action on Thursday may have finally put to an end more than two decades of campaign and advocacy to elevate June 12 above May 29, Nigeria’s official handing over date.