The Kogi State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, has declared Friday, November 29, as a public holiday for all schools in the Western Senatorial district and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency of the state.
This is coming after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) scheduled a supplementary poll for Kogi West inconclusive rerun senatorial election, and a rerun of House of Representative poll of Ajaokuta federal constituency, to hold on Saturday November 30.
According to a report by newsmen, this was made known by Mr Eric Aina, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, in a statement made in Lokoja.
Mr Eric Aina directed all public and private schools in the affected areas to proceed on holiday on Friday Nov. 29.
The statement read:
”Ahead of the supplementary and re-run election in Kogi West Senatorial district and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Kogi Ministry of Education, Science and Technology have declared Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, as a public holiday for schools in these areas.
”All public and private schools in the affected areas to proceed on holiday from Nov. 29, 2019, and resume academic activities on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019
“The break is to ensure the smooth conduct of the polls in some designated school premises while the students and pupils stay under the custody of their parents during this period.
“All parents, schools’ heads, teachers, relevant stakeholders, and the general public to take note.