The Federal Government Wednesday night declared Friday, February 22, 2019, as a public holiday, in preparation for the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections.
Banks will however be open as bankers were excluded from the work-free day. Ministry of Interior in a statement issued Wednesday said those offering essential services across the nation were also excluded.
“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 added.