FG declares Friday public holiday, excludes bankers, others


Friday, February 22, 2019, has been declared public holiday by the Federal Government.

The declaration was borne out of the Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday. However, those offering essential services across the nation like bankers are excluded, a statement released by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, on Wednesday said.

The statement reads, “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 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.”

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