As part of the activities to mark the 2022 Democracy Day, President Muhammadu Buhari is set to address Nigerians on the state of the nation.
This was revealed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, during a media interaction with journalists yesterday in Abuja as part of activities lined up for the celebrations.
Giving a breakdown of activities for the 2022 celebrations, he noted that sequel to extensive work by an inter-ministerial committee, some of the activities lined up for the Democracy Day celebration include a public lecture and Juma’at prayers at the National Mosque today (June 10, 2022).
He said this will be followed by the Presidential broadcast on Sunday (June 12, 2022) at 7am and a church service at the National Christian Centre at 3pm.
The minister added that there will be a Ceremonial Parade at the Eagle Square, starting from 9 am on Monday (June 13, 2022).
He noted that the celebrations comply with the presidential directive.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in 2018 declared 12 June every year as Democracy Day in honour of Late Moshood Abiola whose election was annulled on June 12, 1993.
Since then, Democracy Day has been celebrated annually on June 12, 2022. Mohammed added that this year’s celebration will mark the fourth time that the day will be marked on June 12, following celebrations in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
The minister assured that there would be maximum security during the ceremony, while attendance will be based strictly on the invitation with full compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.