By Sunday Oguntuyi, Osogbo
Civil Societies Coalition in Osun State will tomorrow celebrate June 12 as Nigeria Democracy Day.
This was contained in a release issued and signed by Comrade Waheed Lawal copies of which made available with the newsmen in Osogbo on friday.
The Theme of this year’s celebration according to the release is “The Making Of A Nation And Nigeria Democracy In Progress (Issues And Perspectives”
The celebration which is bid to start with a rally. Human rights activities and pro-June 12 members of the public will have the comrades converge at Oke-Fia, Osogbo by 8am for a rally.
A public lecture will also hold at Aurora Event Centre, Ring-road, Osogbo for a public lecture.
The Chairman of the occasion according to the statement is Comrade Hassan Sunmonu, former Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
Osun Civil Societies Coalition will also use this year’s June 12 celebration to renew the call for true Federalism and provision of adequate security for lives and property of the entire citizens of the country.
“We believe that only true federalism which is coming in the name of Restructuring can address the challenges facing Nigeria as a country. The current government structure is responsible for the myriad of problems which is choking the country’s development”
“Also, it is a known fact that Nigeria’s security structure has collapsed, which has thrown up a call for total overhauling of our security system”
“Nowhere in Nigeria is safe now and we call on the President to show seriousness and political will to address the insecurity problem with action’
“We also use this opportunity to call for peace and unity among Nigerians. This is a tough period for us all, but disintegration is not the solution. Our strength lies in unity of purpose”