Jonathan Shuts Government May 7, 8, and 9



2nd May, 2014





This is to inform the general public that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, has approved, as part of arrangements for the successful hosting of the World Economic Forum Africa, that all Government Offices and Schools in the Federal Capital Territory, expect those on essential services, are to be closed from Wednesday, 7th to Friday, 9th May, 2014.  Private Organisations with large number of staff may also wish to close down.

  1. This is to ease the flow of traffic within the city and enable participants carry out their assigned roles and participate actively at the World Economic Forum Africa.



Anyim Pius Anyim, GCON

Secretary to the Government of the Federation.



  1. Can this be a joke? Which country in the world will shutdown for 3 days because of an economic meeting?

    As a country, We love to make mockery of everything.

  2. his EXELL mr presdo,pls allow d white man or anoda africa man 2 rule 9ja Ok,u knw obama is 4rm kenya,look @ ur 9ja if u know u don’t have hand n dis calamity nd animosity dat is apnng n 9ja ,pls.

  3. @Sam, I think you are making a mockery of this situation. When a Nation has peculiar challenges like Nigeria has presently, she takes peculiar decisions. No, it is not a joke.

  4. I think this is a good decision as a step towards effective security measure in and around Abuja. There may be an attempt to embarras our dear president further before the whole world thus any strategy adopted is very much welcome.
    Bravo my presido.

  5. @olayinka what kind of crazy talk is that? If you have nothing constructive to contribute why not just shut up,@ sam read it again, only the FCT is affected and am sure we all don’t want the desperate people to use this international event to score a cheap and evil point by carrying out their bombing there.


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