Nigeria have not declared it generally or they do not see the significance attached with June 12th.
This controversy was in summary initiated due to the fact that the first very Democratic Election was held on this day in 1993, proceeding which the winner of the Election Moshood .K. O. Abiola against all odds went ahead to declare himself the president of Nigeria and went into hiding till he was arrested on June 23rd.
Until tomorrow, M.K.O Abiola remains a significant figure in the history of Nigerian Democracy. Just like every June 12 since the last Twenty (20) years, we ponder on how different Nigerian Democracy would have been if it had been allowed to thrive on its originally designed foundation. More on Nigerian history here and M. k. O. Abiola’s Biography click here