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As the nation prepares for May 29 inauguration, the Federal Government has declared Monday, 29, 2023 as a work-free day for all workers in the country.

Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, in a statement released on Friday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Shuaib Belgore, said the decision is to commemorate the inauguration of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, while enjoining Nigerians to continue to support and promote democracy through adherence to the rule of law.

The statement partly read, “The Minister felicitates with 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.

“He said democracy anywhere is an unfinished business and the only way it can keep developing and serve its end of being the vehicle to good governance and the welfare of all the people is by adhering to its tenets of the rule of law, supporting democratic institutions, promotion of free and responsible press and advancement of the frontiers of freedom for all the people.

“Aregbesola urged Nigerians also to continue to promote ideals of peaceful coexistence and love for our neighbours, noting that we can only practice democracy and enjoy its dividends in a peaceful environment.”

The Minister commended Nigerians for their efforts at achieving an unbroken civilian rule and successful change of governments since 1999, urging them to support and cooperate with the incoming administration.

Aregbesola however, advised Nigerians to shun any form of violence and other untoward acts, while assuring that with all hands on deck, the future is very bright and the country will certainly attain greatness in all facets of human development.

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