Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared a four work-free days for all public workers in the state to register and collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
Sanwo-Olu Approves Free Days For Lagos Workers To Get PVCs
The state Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, said the work free days begin from July 26, till Friday July 29, 2022.
According to him, the officers are to return to work with their PVCs after the July 31 deadline given by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The statement reads, “It is the civic responsibility of every citizen to participate in the electoral process of her country. Therefore, all public servants are encouraged to partake in the upcoming year 2023 general elections.
“Consequently, it is notified for general information that all public servants who are yet to register for or collect their Permanent Voter Cards from designated Independent National Electoral Commission centres are advised to do so before the deadline date of July 30, 2022.
“To this end, Mr Governor has graciously approved a work-free for public servants to enable them to process/collect their PVCs from their respective Local Governments/Local Council Development Areas.
“Officers are expected to return back to work with their voter cards after this exercise.
“Accordingly, accounting officers are hereby enjoined to excuse their officers in the respective grade levels on the designated dates.”
The designated dates, according to the Head of Service are; Tuesday 26- Grade Levels concerned are 01, 03, 07 and 15.
For Wednesday, July 27, the Grade Levels affected are 02, 04, 08 and 13. Thursday, July 28, Grade Levels 05, 09, 12 and 17 while Friday, July 29, is dedicated for Grade Levels 06, 10, 14 and 16.
KanyiDaily that the INEC had assured Nigerians that nobody within or outside the commission can rig the forthcoming general elections.