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 (rtd), made the declaration on behalf of the government.
“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.