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2019 Elections: FG Declares Friday Public Holiday

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The federal government has declared Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23 as public holiday.

This is in preparation for the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

However, a statement released by the Ministry of Interior, said  bankers and those offering essential services across the nation are excluded in observing the public holiday.

“The 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 & National Assembly elections. Security agencies have been directed to ensure safety of lives and property before, during and after the general election,” the statement read.

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