Nigerian Government has declared Friday Feb.22 as Work-Free Day to enable
Nigerians prepare for the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly
Elections on Saturday.
of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), made the declaration in
Ministry of Interior in a statement on Wednesday night by the Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, however, excluded bankers
and those offering essential services across the nation.
Minister urged Nigerians to utilise the Work-Free Day to travel to their
various polling centres to exercise their civic responsibility of voting for
candidates of their choice.
reassures Nigerians and international observers of the safety of lives and
property during the elections as security agencies have been directed to remain
vigilant and conduct themselves professionally throughout the exercise.