A special one-hour documentary in commemoration of 2021 Democracy Day entitled ‘NIGERIA: Consolidating Democracy and National Unity’ will debut simultaneously on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Channels TV networks this Saturday between 8:00-9:00pm.
This was disclosed on Wednesday in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu.
TVC will be showing the same programme at 4:30-5:30pm the following day, Sunday June 13th.
The documentary film features President Buhari and dignitaries who were central to the annulled June 12 1993 election and the events that followed, including General Abdulsalam Abubakar, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Kola Abiola, Hafsat Abiola-Costello and Mohammed Fawehinmi, son of the late legal luminary, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, who along with Ambassador Babagana Kingibe was also recognized with a Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) national honour.
According to Shehu, there are sections dedicated to the annulled election, recognition process and evolution of Nigeria’s democracy and continuing quest for its consolidation and national unity from Independence in 1960.
The documentary was filmed exclusively in Nigeria and directed by award-winning, Nigerian-American, Hollywood-based filmmaker, Ose Oyamendan.
Also featured in the film are President Goodluck Jonathan, children of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the country’s first and only Prime Minister; those of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the first republic opposition leader, and Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Nigeria’s first President; Ambassador Shehu Malami, nephew of Sir Ahmadu Bello, and son of Sultan Abubakar III, as they capture the spirit of Nigeria’s Independence Day in 1960.