The Senate on Thursday passed the Public Holiday Act Amendment Bill to recognize June 12 as the new Democracy Day.
The bill was passed almost one year after President Muhammadu Buhari announced that the date would replace May 29 for Nigerians to commemorate the return to the civilian government.
While some members of the National Assembly had criticized the President that Democracy Day cannot be changed by just a declaration, others commended his decision.
The bill, which is in concurrence with that of the House of Representatives, will now be forwarded to the President for assent.
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