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FG declares Friday public holiday, excludes bankers

FG declares Friday public holiday, excludes bankers
February 20
21:47 2019

The federal government of Nigeria has declared Friday, February 22, 2019, as a public holiday, in preparation for the February 23 presidential and parliamentary elections.

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The ministry of interior via a statement on Wednesday,  however, excluded 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.

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“Security agencies have been directed to ensure safety of lives and property before, during and after the general election.”

Some states and businesses across the federation had initially declared holiday for members of staff on February 15, in anticipation of the February 16 elections.

Major banks across the country issued statements of early closure on Friday, February 15 — closing their outlets earlier than usual.

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The elections were, however, postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which had claimed logistical reasons for the delayed poll.

Nigerians will now vote on February 23, and March 9 — one week from the initial dates.

9 Comments

  1. titiloyeblog
    titiloyeblog February 20, 22:57

    Thanks for the update

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  2. nedJen
    nedJen February 20, 23:24

    So, bankers are not to vote? Hmn…interesting.

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  3. Sey
    Sey February 21, 01:28

    So d bankers are to open,without getting ready to cast their vote…wat a country we live,

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  4. Femi
    Femi February 21, 04:32

    Bankers are exempted to allow politicians have access to funds for rigging. I think.

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  5. Prince jokie
    Prince jokie February 21, 05:32

    Hmn,INEC are u prepared now? How adequate is your logistics, address Nigerians now or shut up forever.

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  6. APCmostcorruptparty
    APCmostcorruptparty February 21, 06:59

    So Bankers should not travel to their respective States and vote because you needs money to tip people to vote for you.You claimed to have a government free of corruption,while do you need banker’s to stayed behind to give you money.Fools.

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  7. Jayjay
    Jayjay February 21, 07:12

    So bankers are not citizens? And dont have the right to vote abi? Its well.

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  8. Ciaripat
    Ciaripat February 21, 11:40

    Are bankers not human beings? Why been exempted from public holiday?

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