President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday ordered the immediate gazetting of his directive declaring June 12 as Democracy Day in honor of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, late Chief Moshood Abiola.
The President had on Wednesday conferred national honours on Abiola and other heroes of democracy.
According to a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari directed the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to take immediate steps to publish the presidential directive in the Federal Gazette as follows:
“Chief MKO Abiola – Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (Posthumous).
“Amb. Babagana Kingibe – Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).
“Chief Gani Fawehinmi -Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (Posthumous).”