As Nigeria marks the 22nd anniversary of its return to civilian rule, mobile telecommunications company – Globacom – has congratulated the government and the citizens for sustaining the country’s democracy in spite of its numerous challenges.
In a goodwill message on the occasion of 2021 Democracy Day, Globacom congratulated Nigerians for keeping faith with democracy and supporting the nation tenaciously all through the years.
The company observed that democracy, globally acclaimed as the best form of governance, has taken root in Nigeria in the last twenty two years, adding that all hands must be on deck to ensure that it is not only sustained but becomes well nurtured in the years ahead.
Re-affirming the role of peace in the development of a nation, Glo stated that Nigeria is a nation of resourceful, diligent and hardworking people who are making laudable footprints across the world, adding that “Nigerians should be determined to sustain peace and unity of the country and promote national development.”
It also advised Nigerians to continue to support the government at all levels, to build structures that will enable the country fulfill the dreams of its founding fathers.
Democracy Day was previously celebrated on May 29, until President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration changed it to June 12, in recognition of the day Nigerians overwhelmingly voted for Moshood Abiola in the 1993 presidential election, which was however annulled by the military government of Gen Ibrahim Babangida.
Apparently, the pressure brought to bear on the government by pro-democracy groups led to shift in the date to June 12.