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Nigeria Declares April 26 Public Holiday

Source: Vanguard (Abuja)
Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2011

Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Emmanuel Ihenacho, has announced that the date of the upcoming Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections, Tuesday, April 26, 2011, would be a work-free non-working public holiday.

The date of the recently-canceled elections had also, temporarily, been declared a one-off public holiday (2011-04-02).

The statement went on to say that Nigeria's Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, had also declared Monday, May 2, 2011, as a non-working public holiday to mark this year's workers' day which falls on a Sunday in 2011.

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