Senate approves June 12 as Democracy Day

Nigerian Senate
Nigerian Senate

The Senate has concurred with the Public Holiday Act (Amendment) Bill passed by the House of Representatives which approved June 12 as Democracy Day.

The approval followed the report of Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, at plenary Thursday.

The senators voted to adopt the conference report after it was put up for vote by Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

The adoption means that May 29 has been replaced as Democracy Day by June 12.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in 2018 announced the change.

Meanwhile, the Senate also agreed with five other bills from the House of Representatives.

The bills are Federal Capital Territory Area Councils Service Commission, Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency, Projects Development Agency Enugu PRODA, Data Protection Bill.