No public holiday for governorship election – Lagos government

Lagos governor Akinwunmi Ambode

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday denied that it had declared Friday, March 8 as public holiday for civil servants because of the governorship and house of assembly elections.

There had been reports on social media that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had declared Friday as public holiday to enable Lagosians prepare for the elections holding the day after.

But in a statement signed by the commissioner for information and strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, the government said civil servants are expected to be at their various duty posts on Friday, and disregard any information to the contrary.

Mr Bamigbetan reiterated that just as earlier announced by Deputy Governor Idiat Adebule, all public and private schools in the state are expected to proceed on the second mid-term break on Thursday, 7 and Friday 8 March, 2019 and resume academic activities on Monday, March 11, in accordance with the revised school calendar for 2018/2019 academic year.

The Federal Government had declared Friday, February 22 as public holiday for Nigerians to participate in the presidential and National Assembly elections of February 23.