The federal government has declared Friday, February 22, as public holiday to enable Nigerians prepare for the presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday, February 23.
The Cable reports that the federal government through the Ministry of Interior declared the holiday on Wednesday, February 20.
It however excluded bankers and those providing essential services from the holiday.
“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 polling 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 read.
Meanwhile, the Department of State Services (DSS) reportedly invited some top officials of the INEC over the recently postponed general election that was said to have caught political parties unawares.
Some of those to be questioned, according to a report by Premium Times, include Chidi Nwafor, the director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Ken Ukeagu; Osaze Uzzi, the director of voter education and publicity and Bimbo Oladunjoye, the assistant director of ICT.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the DSS had summoned Okechukwu Ibeanu, a professor of political science and INEC’s operations and logistics.
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