FG Declares Friday Feb 22 A Public Holiday, But Banks Are Excluded

FG Declares Friday Feb 22 A Public Holiday, But Banks Are Excluded

By Emmanuel Cornelius | Staff Reporter on February 21, 2019
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Abdulrahman Dambazau, Mohammed Umar, President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria
Minister of Interior, Lt. General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd)

The federal government of Nigeria has declared Friday, February 22, 2019, as a public holiday, in preparation for the February 23 presidential and parliamentary elections.

Abdulrahman Dambazau, the ministry of interior in a statement on Wednesday,  February 20, 2019, however, excluded bankers and those offering essential services across the nation.

“Federal Government declares Friday, February 22, 2019 as work-free day. Those providing essential duties and bankers are excluded,”

“The work-free day is to enable citizens return to their poling units for the reschedule Presidential and National Assembly elections.

“Security agencies have been directed to ensure safety of lives and property before, during & after the general election.”



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