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.”
“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.