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Lagos govt declares Friday public holiday for schools ahead of governorship election

The Lagos state government has declared Friday, 8th March, 2019, as public holiday for schools ahead of the forthcoming governorship election scheduled for 9th March, 2019.

Schools in the state were also asked to close on Thursday, 7th March, 2019 and resume on Monday, 11th March, 2019.

Adesegun Ogundeji, Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday evening.

“This statement became necessary to correct the impression in some quarters that schools will not open on Thursday, 7th March, 2019.

“The break is to ensure all students and pupils are united with their families during the Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections that will hold on Saturday, 9th March, 2019.

“All parents, teachers and stakeholders in the education sector and the entire public are enjoined to observe this break in the interest of all Lagosians,” the statement reads.

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