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.

NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: To place a text-based advert here. Call Willie - +2347088095401

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.