The Federal Government has declared Wednesday a work-free day in commemoration of the 2019 presidential inauguration.
The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, (retd.), made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Monday in Abuja in a statement by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah.
The News Agency of Nigeria quoted Dambazau as congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election.
The minister also congratulated Nigerians on the successful conduct of the 2019 elections, which he said were widely acknowledged as peaceful, free, fair, credible and transparent.
Dambazau called on Nigerians to support the policies and programmes of the incoming administration.
He said the policies were all geared towards the improvement of the lives of the citizens, as well as the unity, growth and development of the nation, as it moves to the next level.
He expressed confidence that, with the collaboration of all Nigerians, the nation would be transformed in the next four years to a country that would be the envy of other nations.