The Federal Government has declared Friday, February 22, 2019, as a public holiday, in preparation for the February 23 presidential and parliamentary elections.
The Ministry of Interior in a statement, Wednesday, however, excluded bankers and those offering essential services across the nation.
“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.