The Federal Government has declared Friday, February 22nd as public holiday.
Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau announced the decision on Wednesday. It is a form of encouragement to electorates who will be travelling from one part of the country to another to exercise their franchise. The holiday however excludes bank officials
”Federal Government declares Friday 22, February 2019 as work-free day. Those providing essential duties and bankers are excluded,”
President Muhammadu Buhari
“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.”