Public Holiday in Anambra in 2022

Public Holiday in Anambra in 2022
Nnamdi Azikiwe is featured on the Nigerian 500 naira banknote. Image by gsdonlin , via Deposit Photos

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Public Holiday
  Dates of Public Holiday in Anambra
2023 Thu, Nov 16Regional Holiday
2022 Wed, Nov 16Regional Holiday
2021 Tue, Nov 16Regional Holiday
2020 Mon, Nov 16Regional Holiday
2019 Mon, Nov 18Regional Holiday
  Summary

A work-free day in Anambra State for the posthumous birthday of the first President of Nigeria, Dr Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe.

For the past few years, Anambra State Government has declared November 16th as a work-free day.

This is in commemoration of the posthumous birthday of the first President of Nigeria, Dr Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe.

A release is usually issued shortly before the day, stating that the day will be work-free in the state and that workers are expected to stay at home to observe the holiday.

About Azikiwe

Azikiwe was reputed to have led Nigeria to independence on October 1st 1960 and is popularly known as The Great Zik of Africa because of his extraordinary Pan-African vision and commitment.

Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano had in previous years called on the federal government to recognize the date as a nation-wide public holiday, in honour of Azikiwe’s contribution to Nigeria.

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