Nigerian Flag To Fly At Half Mast For Three Days As Nigeria Mourns Late COAS, Others
By Henry Odeh
The federal government has announced that the Nigerian Flag will fly at half mast in all public facilities and buildings across the country for three days between Monday 24 and Wednesday 26, even as the nation mourns the death of late Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru and others recently involved in a plane crash which claimed their lives.
This was made known via a signed press statement dated 23rd May, 2021 by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and made available to newsmen on Sunday.
According to the press statement, the Nigerian flag is expected to be flown at half mast starting from tomorrow, Monday 24 till Wednesday 26.
Furthermore, members of the Nigerian Armed Forces have been authorized by President Buhari to take tomorrow, Monday 24th as work free day.
“His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigera has authorized that the Nigerian Flag should be flown at half mast in all public buildings l, facilities, and official residence 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, ten other 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,” the statement concludes,” the statement concludes.