The Federal Government (FG) has declared Friday, 22nd February, 2019, as a public holiday, in preparation for the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The statement read thus: “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 & National Assembly elections.
“Security agencies have been directed to ensure safety of lives and property before, during and after the general election”.