June 12: Fashola declares Thursday work-free in Lagos

Lagos Governor, Babatunde Fashola

Governor Fashola said the holiday is to enable workers participate in the various programmes.


Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has declared Thursday, June 12, as work-free day in the state in commemoration of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Ikeja by the Head of Service, Oluseyi Williams.

He said the holiday is to enable workers participate in the various programmes lined up to commemorate the historic election.

The June 12, 1993 election, presumed to have been won by the late MKO Abiola, was adjudged to be free and fair, but was annulled by the then military administration.

Mr. Fashola said that schools and government offices would be closed in observance of the election anniversary.

He urged workers to attend the programmes organised by the state government and pro-democracy groups to commemorate the election.

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