BREAKING: Nigerian governor declares public holiday, date, other details emerge

2024-04-04 21:58:18 - Nigeria news.

Bayelsa state - Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa state has declared Friday, April 5, 2024, as a work-free day for civil servants to enable them to travel to partake in the local government elections billed for Saturday, April 6.

This was contained in a memo signed by the Head of the Bayelsa State Civil Service Biobelemoye Charles-Onyema.

But civil servants on essential duty are exempted from the work-free day, the memo added.

Ahead of the election, political parties apart from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state have been quiet.

They are yet to field candidates for Saturday's local government poll in the oil-rich state. reported earlier that Governor Douye Diri appointed Prof. Nimibofa Ayawei as Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

Diri also approved the appointment of Peter Pereotubo Akpe as the Chief of Staff (CoS) at Government House on Tuesday, March 26.

In a statement released by the governor's chief press secretary, Daniel Alabrah, Diri also appointed Irorodamie Komonibo as the new Deputy Chief of Staff (DCoS), at Government House, and retained Alabrah as the CPS from his first tenure.

2024-04-04 News