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Borno to celebrate democracy day in grand style, says commissioner

28 May 2015, 20:02

Maiduguri - The Borno government on Thursday said it would stage a Grand Durba on Saturday in Maiduguri as part of activities to mark the May 29 Democracy Day celebration.

The Commissioner for Information, Dr Mohammed Bulama, disclosed this at a news conference in Maiduguri.

Bulama said the durba would be held under the leadership of Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Garbai, the Shehu of Borno.

According to him, the Democracy Day celebration will be rounded off with a Church service on Sunday.

Also read: Can Nigeria's election inspire wave of African democracy?

The commissioner said a novelty match would also be held on Saturday between members of the outgoing state executive council and the state legislatures at the Elkanemi Sports Centre, Maiduguri.

"Our plan is to organise a low key democracy day celebration in line with our present predicament.

"But the event will still contain all necessary ingredients witnessed in similar celebrations.’’

He said the inauguration of Gov. Kashim Shettima for a second term in office would hold at the Ramat Square, Maiduguri, on Friday at noon. 




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