The federal government of Nigeria has declared Friday, February 22, 2019, a public holiday, in preparation for the February 23 presidential and parliamentary elections.
The ministry of interior in a statement issued on Wednesday, however, excluded 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 & property before, during & after the general election.