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[BREAKING] Elections: FG declares Friday public holiday, excludes bankers

In preparation for the February 23 presidential and national assembly elections, the Federal Government has declared Friday, February 22, 2019, as a public holiday.

The Ministry of Interior in a statement, on Wednesday, 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.”

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“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 said.

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