Buhari declares Monday work-free day in honour of late COAS and 10 others who died in an air crash on Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Monday 24 May 2021 as Work-free day in honour of late Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 others who died in an air crash on Friday.

He also directed that the national flag be flown at half-mast for three days. 

Boss Mustapha the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 disclosed this in a statement Late Sunday. 

The statement was titled, ‘National flag to fly at half-mast in honour of late Chief of Army Staff and others that have paid the supreme price’ 

It read, "His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria has authorised that the national flag should be flown at half-mast in all public buildings, facilities and official residences with effect from Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th May, 2021. 

"This approval is to honour the memory and services of the Late Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru, 10 senior military and service members who lost their lives in the plane crash on Friday 21st May, 2021. 

"The President has similarly approved a work-free day for members of the Armed Forces on Monday 24th May, 2021."


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