Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared four work-free days for civil servants in the state who are yet to register or collect their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs).
This was announced in a statement by the State Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola. He stated that officers are expected to return to work with their voter’s cards after this exercise.
The work-free days begin from 26th July till Friday 29th July before the deadline given by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The statement read, “It is the 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 Voters’ Card (PVC) from designated INEC centres are advised do so before the deadline date of 30th July 2022.
“To this end, Mr Governor has graciously approved a work-free day 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’s Card after this exercise.
“Officers are expected to return back to work with their Voter’s Card 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 are Tuesday 26th- Grade Levels concerned are 01, 03, 07 & 15. For Wednesday, July 27, the Grade Levels affected are 02, 04, 08 and 13, while Thursday, July 28, is for Grade Levels 05, 09, 12 and 17. Friday, July 29 is set aside for Grade Levels 06, 10, 14 and 16.