Buhari during campaign in 2015

In preparation for this Saturday, February 23rd Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Federal Government has declared Friday, February 22nd as a public holiday.

A statement released by the Ministry of Interior, says bankers and those offering essential services across the nation are excluded in observing the public holiday.

“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 to return to their polling units for the reschedule Presidential & National Assembly elections. Security agencies have been directed to ensure the safety of lives and property before, during and after the general election.” the statement read