The federal government of Nigeria has declared Friday, February 22, 2019, as a public holiday, in preparation for the February 23 general elections.
The ministry of interior announced this through a statement on Wednesday, with the exclusion of bankers and those offering essential services across the nation.
“Federal Government declares Friday 22, February 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 reads.
On Saturday, voters in Oyo will cast ballots for Senatorial and House of Representatives’ candidates as well as presidential candidates.