The Nigerian government has ordered federal civil servants to leave their offices by 1 p.m. on Tuesday, hours before the official closing time.
According to the Saharareporters, the directive was contained in a memo signed by Dr. Ngozi Onwudiwe, the Permanent Secretary (Service Welfare Office) for the Federation’s Head of Civil Service.
According to the memo, all federal offices are to close at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) in order to mobilize support for the Nigerian team ahead of the Super Eagles’ FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 playoff final match against Ghana’s Black Stars 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.”