FG Declares Work-Free Day

The federal government of Nigeria has declared Friday, February 22, 2019, as a public holiday, in preparation for
the February 23 presidential and national assembly elections.

The ministry of interior announced this through a statement on Wednesday, with the exclusion of bankers and those offering essential services across the nation.

“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 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 Reads.

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