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Elections: FG declares public holidays on Friday, excludes bankers and others

The Federal Government declared Friday, February 22, 2019, as a public holiday, in preparation for the Presidential and National Assembly elections of February 23.

Minister of the Interior, Lt. Gen. Bello Dambazau (retd), made a declaration in Abuja on Wednesday.

However, in a statement by the Permanent Secretary on Wednesday night, the Ministry of the Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, excluded bankers and those offering essential services throughout the country.

It said , “ 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 , ” the statement added

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