Lagos - 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.
According to the statement, the holiday is to enable workers to 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.
The statement said that schools and government offices would be closed in observance of the election anniversary.
It urged workers to attend the programmes organised by the state government and pro-democracy groups to commemorate the election.
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