Ado-Ekiti - Workers in Ekiti State are to observe Wednesday June 12, as public holiday.
A statement issued by the state government stated that the day was declared work-free in honour of acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, late Moshood Abiola.
The News Agency of Nigeria,(NAN) reports that the Commissioner for Information, Tayo Ekundayo said in a statement that the move was to keep the memory of the late politician alive.
The statement added that Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi was expected to lead top government functionaries to the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado-Ekiti for a rally.
According to the statement, the rally was to remember heroes and heroines of democracy who paid important roles during the long struggle to restore democracy in Nigeria.
The commissioner called on the people of the state, especially workers to use the day to pray for Nigeria and for the repose of the soul of the late business mogul.