The Federal Government (FG) has directed all offices to close by 1pm today Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
This is so as to mobilise support for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Dr Ngozi Onwudiwe, Permanent Secretary (Service Welfare Office), Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), made this known in a circular issued on Monday, March 28, in Abuja.
“As you are aware, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be meeting the Black Stars of Ghana. This is in continuation of the 2022 FIFA World-Cup Qualifier, Playoff, (Return Leg).
“There is a need to mobilise support for the Nigerian team.
“Consequently, I am directed to inform you that all offices will be closed at 1.00 pm on Tuesday, March 29,” the FG said.
According to the FG statement, Permanent Secretaries are requested to give this circular wide publicity to achieve the desired result.
Tuesday’s Nigeria and Ghana clash will be played at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, by 6 p. m.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the FG is executing over 800 roads covering 13,000km and bridge projects across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Lai Mohammed disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday, March 28, in Abuja. He said 37 of the bridges were undergoing maintenance and repairs that had been due for decades.
“We are proud that in our time, long-abandoned roads and bridges are either being repaired or built anew.
“The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is due to be completed this year. It is already offering a joyful ride to happy motorists, saving lives and man-hours in the process.
“In fact, there is at least one road or bridge project in every state of the federation.
“We are proud that in our time, the 2nd Niger Bridge, which the previous administration had built on paper several times, is almost ready for delivery,’’ he said.