Paul Akomolehin, Lokoja – The Niger State Government has declared Thursday, November 10, 2022, as public holiday for the conduct of local government elections.


A statement issued by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Malam Ahmed Matane, said the public holiday is to enable citizens of the state to actively participate in the election.


Matane further disclosed that during the election period, markets and offices shall be closed and the movement of persons and vehicles restricted, except for those on essential duties.


“The State Government is urging citizens to go out and perform their civic duties on Thursday. This presents yet another avenue to elect representatives and leaders who expectedly will work for our collective aspirations at the Local Government level.


“All security agencies in the state are directed to ensure violence-free elections, stressing that the government is committed to safeguarding and guaranteeing a hitch-free process.