#2019Elections: No Public holiday on Friday – Ambode says

In the aftermath of the viral reports that the Lagos State Government led by Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode had declared Friday, March 8, 2019 as Public Holiday for Civil Servants, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan has debunked the reports saying the information was untrue.

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

However, 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.

He 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.

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