Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has declared Friday as a work-free day, ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state.
A statement by the Permanent Secretary, in the office of the state’s Head of Service, Mrs. Aziegbemhin P.E, said the declaration of Friday as a work-free day was to enable workers in the state public service to travel to their respective constituencies for the election.
“Sequel to the forthcoming Edo State gubernatorial election scheduled to hold on Saturday September 19, 2020, Mr. Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has approved Friday 18th September 2020 as a work-free day to enable workers in the State Public Service travel to their respective Constituencies to exercise their franchise.
“Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Extra-Ministerial Departments are requested to bring the contents of this circular to the attention of their staff,” the statement reads.
Meanwhile, a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar had asked Edo people to vote “en masse” for Governor Obaseki, in the forthcoming Saturday’s Governorship election.