The Kwara State government has postponed the celebration of June 12 Democracy Day in its state till June 14, 2019, in order to join other State Governors in Abuja to celebrate with President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the statement released by Rafiu Ajakaye, the chief press secretary to the governor. “This to enable state governors, including Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, on the invitation of the federal government, to join Mr President and over 80 foreign leaders and dignitaries at the inaugural national commemoration of the day in the capital Abuja.”
It added, “What this means is that the event slated for the Metropolitan Square and State Banquet in Ilorin will now hold on Friday, June 14 instead of Wednesday, June 12.
“Kwara will nonetheless observe the national holiday slated for June 12 as earlier announced by the Federal Government. There will be no new holiday on Friday.”
The statement noted that many other states are also changing their schedule of the event to join President Muhammadu Buhari for the inaugural June 12 commemoration in Abuja.
“We urge the Kwara public and all invitees (from outside Kwara) to the events in Kwara State to please take note of this slight change in the schedule,” it said.