Nigerians have shown displeasure at the exclusion of bankers from the public holiday to be observed on Friday.
In a statement on Wednesday night, the Minister of Interior, Bello Dambazau, through the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Georgina Ehuriah, announced that bankers and those offering essential services across the nation would not be part of the holiday.
“The Federal Government declares Friday, February 22, 2019, as work-free day. Those providing essential duties and bankers are excluded.
“The work-free day is to enable citizens return to their polling units for the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections,” the statement read in part.
Nigerians on Twitter have questioned the government’s decision, saying that bankers too are human beings who have their PVCs and should be allowed to participate in a national holiday.
But why exclude bankers from having a public holiday? They don’t have PVC?
— M O R E N I K E J I M I (@mzgbeborun) February 21, 2019
Does Buhari and his ministers understand the function of Automated Teller Machines?
To what end should bankers be excluded from public holiday tomorrow?
Are they aware that cash isn’t the only means of payment either?
I’m really curious the reason for the exemption of bankers.
— Ayo FBI (@PureMind__) February 21, 2019
Bankers are not humans. Bankers do not travel. Bankers do not vote. Bankers do not like convenience. Bankers shouldn’t be concerned with deciding the future of the country. Bankers should just stay and count money. pic.twitter.com/rReKUhAnP9
— Godswill Vesta utong (@G_VestaUtong) February 21, 2019
Federal Government Declared Friday Public Holiday and Excluded Bankers.
Are Bankers Not Nigerians?
Are Bankers not eligible to vote?
Don’t Banker’s have polling units to vote too?
Why disenfranchise Bankers?
— OgaWahab™ (@ogawahab) February 21, 2019
But on a serious note, if every worker is entitled to vote, and they get a free day to prepare, why leave bankers out? In this era of digital where you have POS, ATM, Internet Banking, Remita, Mobile wallet. People can always transact without visiting the bank!
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) February 21, 2019
Excluding Bankers .
I didn’t understand that bullshit and I’m still trying my best to wrap my head around it
— WAYWARD (@OJOBAMIJI) February 21, 2019
So we bankers can’t travel for Elections abi??? It’s alright.😢😭 pic.twitter.com/0vaPmH7TET
— Omezuo 1 (@Okafor_Mang) February 21, 2019
So FG declares Friday a public holiday but excludes bankers 😩😩
Sir/ma,✋✋ pls are bankers not humans too😭😭🤔🤷♀️
— Mimi🌻💅👓 (@merriam006) February 21, 2019
So no Public Holiday for Bankers tomorrow
Is there any tangible reason for this exemption?
Am sure they have PVC as Mr President and his team does 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/4qXrxUt5iT
— ABDURRAHMAN 👨🏻💻🥤 (@Iam_abdurrahman) February 21, 2019
Bankers are the slaves in this country right?
— Abiodun Adebayo (@IamAdebayoh) February 21, 2019
i dont get this at all, are bankers not also eligible to return to their polling units to vote too. this is bullshit!
— Ogunye (@beefme) February 21, 2019