Kwara State Government has shifted activities marking the June 12 Democracy Day in the state to Friday June 14.
The Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Ilorin, the state capital.
The statement read, “The postponement is 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 federal capital, Abuja.
“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 in order to join 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 added.