President Buhari Directs National Flag To Fly At Half-Mast, Declares Monday Work-Free Day For Military Personnel

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the national flag be flown at half-mast in all public buildings, facilities, and official residences across the country.

A statement on Sunday by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Boss Mustapha, said the directive is to take effect from Monday to Wednesday.

The SGF explained that the directive was to honour the memory and services of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, as well as the senior military officers and service members who died in a plane crash on Friday last week.

He added that the President has also approved Monday as a work-free day for members of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

Late Army Chief Attahiru and 10 other officers who died on Friday in a plane crash in Kaduna were laid to rest on Saturday at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

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