President Muhammadu Buhari will make a nationwide broadcast to Nigerians on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7am in commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day, his spokesperson said on Monday.
Femi Adesina, his special adviser on media and publicity, confirmed this in a statement issued today.
“Television and radio stations are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Radio Nigeria for the broadcast,” Adesina added.
Nigeria since 1999 has been observing 29 May as Democracy Day.
May 29, 1999, was the day the military handed over the reins of power to democratically elected representatives at all levels of governance.
The military, in its second coming, had governed Nigeria between January 1984 and May 1999, allowing some two years of civilian rule at the state level, between 1991 and 1993.
Tuesday’s celebration also marks the third anniversary of the Buhari administration.
Bear in mind that the federal government of Nigeria has declared tomorrow as public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Democracy Day.