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Ambode declares Friday public holiday, all schools to be closed on Thursday

The outgoing Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has declared Friday March 8, 2019 public holiday ahead of the state’s governorship election on Saturday March 9.

Also, the Lagos State government has ordered all public and private schools to shut their doors on Thursday, March 7, 2019 and resume on Monday, March 11, 2019.

This information was made known to newsmen in a statement issued by the Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Adesegun Ogundeji on Monday.

The statement reads: “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.

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“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.”

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the governorship and state assembly elections will hold on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

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