Nigeria vs Ghana: “Vacate official duties by 1pm on Tuesday” – FG orders civil servants
In light of the much anticipated FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 playoff final battle between the Super Eagles and the Black Stars of Ghana, the federal government on Monday ordered all federal civil servants to vacate offices on Tuesday by 1 pm, hours before the official closing hour.
The directive was contained in a memo signed by Dr Ngozi Onwudiwe, the Permanent Secretary (Service Welfare Office).
The memo stated that all federal offices are to be shut by 1 pm tomorrow (Tuesday) as there is a need to mobilise support for the Nigerian team ahead of the game at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.
The memo, which is addressed to all Permanent Secretaries, reads, “As you are aware, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be meeting the Black Stars of Ghana 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, 29th March 2022.
“Permanent Secretaries are requested to give this circular wide publicity to achieve the desired result.”