The Federal Government has declared Friday, 22 February as a public holiday, to enable citizens to prepare for Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections.
This was made known in a statement issued by the Ministry of Interior on Wednesday night, however, bankers and those offering essential services across the nation, are excluded. The ministry said:
“Federal Government declares Friday 22, February 2019 as work-free day. Those providing essential duties and bankers are excluded.”
“The work-free day is to enable citizens return to their polling units for the reschedule Presidential and National Assembly elections.
“Security agencies have been directed to ensure safety of lives and property before, during and after the general election.”