The Nigerian Government says the 2023 National democracy day will be celebrated low key.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Inter ministerial committee for 2023 National democracy day, George Akume announced this at the World Conference Day while reeling out activities for the celebration.
He said the celebration was to honour the heroes who championed the cause and made extra ordinary sacrifices to enthrone democracy in Nigeria from 1999 to date.
According to him, the struggle predates 1999.
“It is expedient for citizens and foreigners alike to take stock of how the nation has fared so far and assess the dividends that Democracy has ensued as well as areas where we need to make improvements. It is in light of this that the theme of this year’s Democracy celebration is “Hope Reassured”.
” It is pertinent to state that having had an elaborate Presidential inauguration this year, activities to mark the 2023 June 12, Democracy Day will be low key,” he explained.
While responding to questions from journalists, former Commissioner of Information and Strategy in Lagos state between 1999 and 2007 and a close associate of President Bola Tinubu, Dele Alake said the event was reviewed to be celebrated low key in line with the President’s Cost Cutting Policy.
“There’s no rocket science in fathoming reasons for that. Somebody said that we just had a inauguration celebration few days ago, but beyond that, it’s the fact that it’s meant to signal and symbolize the Cost Cutting Policy of this administration. And there’s no more significant place to start off than celebration of the democracy day that’s quite a watersheds in the history of Nigeria,” Alake said.
The 2023 National democracy day will be celebrated with the following two major activities:
World Press Conference
Friday, 9th June, 2023
Rotunda Hall, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Monday, 12th June, 2023
The events will be broadcast live on all major stations and streamed on various social media platforms.
The theme for the 2023 National Democracy Day, is Hope Reassured.