Public Holiday for Elections in Nigeria in 2019

Public Holiday for Elections in Nigeria in 2019
  How long until Public Holiday for Elections?
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  Dates of Public Holiday for Elections in Nigeria
2019Feb 15, Feb 22
NigeriaFri, Feb 22National Holiday
BornoFri, Feb 15Regional Holiday (additional day)
EbonyiFri, Feb 15Regional Holiday (additional day)
ImoFri, Feb 15Regional Holiday (additional day)
OsunFri, Feb 15Regional Holiday (additional day)
  Summary
The federal government of Nigeria has declared Friday 22 February 2019, as a public holiday in preparation for the 23 February presidential and parliamentary elections

In preparation for the 23 February 2019 presidential and national assembly elections, the Federal Government has declared Friday, 22 February 2019, as a public holiday.

The Ministry of Interior in a statement, said "The Federal Government declares Friday, 22 February 2019 as a work-free day. Those providing essential duties and bankers are excluded."

15 February 2019 Holidays

The proposed elections for Saturday 16 February 2019 were postponed at the last minute. This was after several states had declared the Friday before a public holiday.

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi declared Friday 15th February 2019 as a public holiday to enable the people to travel to places where they registered for the elections and vote.

He said that the decision was to prevent such citizens from traveling on Saturday because of transportation challenges that might be experienced on the election’s day.



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