Election: Lagos govt clarifies on public holiday, midterm break

Students learning inside a classroom at Alagbado Grammar-School, Lagos

The Lagos State Government has clarified that even with the gubernatorial and state House of Assembly elections holding on Saturday, it declared no public holiday for Friday, 8th March, 2019.

In a statement sent to EduCeleb.com on Wednesday, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan however said that schools would proceed on a second midterm break on Thursday and the Friday.

The Lagos State Government said this to clarify reports making the rounds that it had declared Friday, March 8 as Public Holiday for Civil Servants, saying the information was untrue.

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 9th March Governorship and House of Assembly elections.

But Mr Bamigbetan, said that civil servants were 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 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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