The 29th day of May, every year is celebration of Nigeria’s Democracy which became a reality on the 29th of May, 1999.
For eighteen years, Nigeria has celebrated this day with so much fanfare with the commander-in-chief and President of the federal republic at the center of the celebration.
This year’s event is however different as the president, Mohammadu Buhari is currently away in UK on a medical vacation.
FortNews went to town to find out what Nigerians feel about celebrating a national day in the absence of the president.
“It is a bad one for the country. Celebrating a national day without the president? It is a bad one”, an ATM user said.
A tricyclist who also spoke to FortNews correspondent, said “Nigerians are less concerned about whether the president is in or out of the country as neither has any positive effect on Nigerians”.