Governorship election: Lagos schools to be shut on Friday, March 8

Governorship election: Lagos schools to be shut on Friday, March 8

- The Lagos state government declares Friday, March 8, public holiday for both public and private schools

- The government, through the ministry of education, says the holiday is to ensure pupils are in the homes during the governorship election

- The government urges parents, teachers and the public to ensure that the instruction is adhered to

The government of Lagos state announced on Monday, March 4, that schools would be shut on Friday, March 8, a day to the governorship elections across many states in Nigeria.

The announcement was made by the state’s ministry of education, which declared the public holiday in a statement to journalists.

According to the statement, the public holiday affects all public and private schools in the state and they are expected to close on Thursday, March 7, 2019, and resume on Monday, March 11, 2019.

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The ministry added that the holiday is to ensure all students and pupils are in their homes during the governorship and House of Assembly elections.

The government also urged “all parents, teachers and stakeholders in the education sector and the entire public to observe this break in the interest of all.” earlier reported that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo group, Lagos chapter, recently endorsed the governorship candidature of Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the election.

The leader of the group, Solomon Ogbonna, announced at a town hall meeting in the state on Sunday, March 3, that members had concluded plans to cast their votes for Sanwo-Olu.

It was learnt that Ogbonna promised to mobilise the over two million Igbo voters in Lagos to cast their votes for Sanwo-Olu. He, however, demanded that after the election, six of the group’s members be appointed as commissioners.

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He said: “We are endorsing him because this is the man that will give us what we have been craving for in Lagos."

Meanwhile, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and a leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya, popularly called MC Oluomo, recently assured the Igbo community in Lagos of their safety in the state ahead of the March 9 governorship election. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better.

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