The Federal Government has declared Friday, the eve of the presidential election a public holiday to enable those planning to travel to do so to cast their votes.
But bankers and those on essential duties are to remain at their posts.
A statement from the Ministry of Interior reads: “Federal Government declares Friday 22, February 2019 as work-free day. Those providing essential duties and bankers are excluded,”
“The work-free day is to enable citizens return to their poling units for the reschedule Presidential & National Assembly elections.
“Security agencies have been directed to ensure safety of lives and property before, during and after the general election.”