Nigerian Governor Declares Tuesday, November 2 Public Holiday, Gives Reason

Nigerian Governor Declares Tuesday, November 2 Public Holiday, Gives Reason

  • Workers in the public and private sectors in Bayelsa state have been given the permission to stay off work on Tuesday November 2
  • This is as the state government declared Tuesday a work-free in honour of the state’s Annual Thanksgiving service
  • A statement released by the state government said the decision to declare a holiday has the backing of the law

Yenagoa, Bayelsa state - Douye Diri, the governor of Bayelsa state, Douye Diri, has declared Tuesday November 2, as work-free day.

This was disclosed in a statement released by the state's commissioner for information, orientation and strategy, Ayibaina Duba, on Monday, November 1.

Annual Thanksgiving Service: Bayelsa Governor Douye Diri Declares Tuesday, November 2 Public Holiday
Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa state has declared Tuesday November 2, 2021 as work-free day to mark Annual Thanksgiving service. Photo credit: Bayelsa Government New Media
Source: Facebook gathers that the government explained that the move was to enable workers in the public and private sectors actively take part in the state’s Annual Thanksgiving service.

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It was also explained that the decision was backed by the state annual thanksgiving law.

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The brief statement read:

"His Excellency, Senator Douye Diri, Executive Governor of Bayelsa State has declared Tuesday, 2ND November 2021 as work-free day in line with the State Annual Thanksgiving Law to enable both public and private sector workers participate fully.
"The clergy, friends and the good people of Bayelsa State are cordially invited to join hands with the state government to appreciate God Almighty for His unending mercies and abundant blessings for the land and people of the state."

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The governor stated this when he swore in two new special advisers before the commencement of the weekly State Executive Council meeting in Government House, Yenagoa.

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Meanwhile, Governor Diri has rejected the reported overtures by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state for him to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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