President Muhammad Buhari on Wednesday directed that the nation’s democracy day will, henceforth, hold on June 12 of every year as against the current arrangement where the ceremony holds on May 29.
Buhari also conferred a posthumous Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) title on the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, Moshood Abiola.
Buhari said he reached the decisions after due consultations.
Apart from Abiola, Buhari said he would also honour his running mate, Alhaji Babagana Kingibe, and the late human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, with the second highest national honour, the Grand Commander of the Niger.
Buhari further stated that their investiture would take place on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.