Lagos, Kaduna declare work-free days for PVC registration, collection

Governors of Lagos and Kaduna states have declared work-free days for civil servants in their states for Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) registration and collection ahead of the 2023 elections.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state governor declared Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday as work-free days to allow all public workers to register and collect their PVCs before the deadline date of July 30, 2022.

In a statement signed by Hakeem Muri-Okunola, Head of Service, Lagos state, workers on Grade Levels 01, 03, 07, and 15 were exempted from work on Tuesday while Wednesday is for those on GL 02, 04, 08, and 13; Thursday is for GL 05, 09, 12 and 17; while Friday is for GL 06, 10, 14 and 16.

“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,” he said.

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He added that 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.

Similarly, Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor declared a three-day holiday in the state from Wednesday, July 27 to Friday, July 29 to enable the citizens complete their personal voters’ card (PVC) registration exercise before the deadline.

The announcement made by Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser on Media and Communication to the Governor of Kaduna State, requested that employers based in the state should actively support their employees to register before the PVC registration deadline on Sunday.

He also urged eligible residents of the state to register which will allow them the opportunity to exercise their right to vote.

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