Lagos State Government has denied declaring a public holiday for civil servants on Friday, March 8th ahead of the Saturday Governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
A report on social media platforms had suggested that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had declared Friday as a public holiday to enable Lagosians to prepare for the March 9 Governorship and House of Assembly elections.
However, the Lagos state government, on Tuesday, while clarifying the reports making the rounds, described the information as “untrue.”
A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, the Government said that civil servants are expected to be at their various duty posts on Friday.
Bamigbetan reiterated that just as earlier announced by the State’s Deputy Governor, Dr. 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.