Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, clarifies position on public holiday for elections
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has laid to rest the reports milling around that the state government has declared Friday, March 8, 2019, a public holiday for Lagos civil servants.
The break, according to the reports, is to enable Lagos residents prepare for Saturday, March 9, governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
But in a related development, the Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamgbetan, has dispelled the rumour, noting that it is far from the truth.
Bamgbetan, in his statement on Wednesday, said that all state workers are expected to resume to their various offices on Friday to avoid being queried by their principals.
He, however, clarified that the public holiday announced by the state Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, is strictly meant for both public and private schools in the state.
The commissioner reiterated further that the students in the state would commence their second mid-term break between March 7 and 8, 2019, and resume for the academic session on March 11, 2019, in accordance with the school calendar for 2018/2019 Academic session.
Until Lagos State Government released the statement on Wednesday, many had embraced the rumour as another avenue to relax, enjoy their long weekend and also prepare for the election.