The governemnt, through an announcement by the Interior Minister, Hon Ambrose Dery has communicated to the general public that contrary to popular opinion, Friday, November 6 is not a public holiday.
This comes on the back of numerous speculations around the said date since this year’s Farmers Day will be observed on that day.
Ideally, the Farmers’ Day is a statutory public holiday that is observed nationwide on the first Friday of December every year. But because this year happens to be an election year and the elections will be happening on December 7, the government has decided to make adjustments.
Per the statement issued today November 2, 2020, although Friday will be celebrated as an ad-hoc day for this year’s Farmers’ Day celebration, it will not be observed as a national holiday.
“The general public is hereby informed that Friday 6th Novemeber 2020 is NOT a Public Holiday even though the National Farmers’ Day will be observed on that day,” Part of the statement reads