BREAKING: FG declares Friday public holiday, excludes bankers, others

The Federal Government has declared Friday , February 22 , 2019 , as a public holiday , in preparation for the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections .Minister of Interior , Lt . Gen. Bello Dambazau ( retd ) , made the declaration in Abuja on Wednesday .

The Ministry of Interior in a statement on Wednesday night by the Permanent Secretary , Ministry of Interior , Georgina Ehuriah , however , excluded bankers and those offering essential services across the nation .

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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