The federal government has said May 29 and June 12 will be declared as national public holidays.
According to Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Monday the inauguration into power at the federal level will now be celebrated every four years on May 29 while democracy day will now be celebrated on June 12, making both days national holidays.
Since Nigeria returned to civil rule on May 29, 1999, the country had observed its democracy day on May 29.
Last year, President Muhammadu Buhari, announced June 12 as the democracy day.
The president also posthumously recognised Moshood Abiola, the winner of the 1993 presidential election as a former president and conferred on him the highest honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR).