We have sighted a video on social media and it captured the moment a mammoth crowd was seen on the streets protesting.
Nigerians are protesting today as they believe the Federal Government of Nigeria is not doing anything to better their lives.
The video was a scene from Abuja and as we speak, similar protests are being staged in other parts of the country.
Watch the video below;
Happening right in Abuja #Abuja #June12thProtest coming out strong #BuhariMustGo pic.twitter.com/DIfTrseCno
— JUNE12THPROTEST (@IEasy330) June 12, 2021
The protests are being organized to ‘force’ the Federal Government of Nigeria to attend to the needs of the citizens.
The date is also a day set aside as the Democracy Day in Nigeria and it commemorates the day the military handed over power to an elected civilian government in 1999, marking the beginning of the longest continuous civilian rule since Nigeria’s independence from colonial rule in 1960.
It is a tradition that has been held annually, beginning in the year 2000. June 12 was formerly known as Abiola Day, celebrated in Lagos, Nigeria, and some southwestern states of Nigeria.
It is also to commemorate the restoration of democracy in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. May 29 was initially the official democracy day in Nigeria, marking when the newly elected Olusegun Obasanjo took office as the President of Nigeria in 1999, ending multiple decades of military rule that began in 1966 and had been interrupted only by a brief period of democracy from 1979 to 1983.
On June 6, 2018, eight days after May 29, 2018, had been celebrated as Democracy Day, the President Buhari-led Federal Government of Nigeria declared June 12 to be the new Democracy Day