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No Public Holiday For Governorship Elections – Ambode Declares

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On Wednesday, the Lagos State Government made some clarifications on certain reports making the rounds that it had declared Friday, March 8 as a Public Holiday for Civil Servants in the state, by saying that the information was untrue.

A report which is currently being circulated on social media platforms had suggested that the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode had declared Friday as a public holiday to enable Lagosians to prepare for the March 9 Governorship and House of Assembly elections.

But in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, the Government said that civil servants are expected to be at their various duty posts on Friday, and disregard any information to the contrary.

Bamigbetan reiterated that just as earlier announced by the State’s Deputy Governor, Dr. Mrs. Idiat Adebule, all public and private schools in the State are expected to proceed on the 2nd Mid-Term Break on Thursday, 7 and Friday 8 March, 2019 and resume academic activities on Monday, March 11, 2019 in accordance with the revised School Calendar for 2018/2019 Academic Year.

Recall that the Lagos State Government had on Monday directed all schools in the state to observe the second mid-term break on Friday, March 8, 2019.

A statement made available on Monday by the state Ministry of Education stated that all public and private schools in the state should close on Thursday, March 7, 2019, and resume on Monday, March 11, 2019.

The statement noted that the break was to ensure that all students and pupils were at home during the gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections slated for Saturday, March 9, 2019.

“All parents, teachers, stakeholders in the education sector and the entire public are enjoined to observe this break in the interest of all,” the statement added.

This was however misconstrued by some in the state to serve as a public holiday for civil servants.

(Sourced from via Nairaland)

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