Ogun Declares Tuesday And Wednesday Work Free For PVC Collection
Tuesday and Wednesday have been declared a public holiday for civil servants on the payroll of Ogun State government, to enable them collect their Permanent Voter Card (PVC).
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Abeokuta.
The statement read, “Following the extension of Permanent Voter Cards collection till Sunday, January 29, 2023, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Governor Dapo Abiodun has graciously approved two days – Tuesday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 25 as work-free days to enable public servants to collect their PVCs from their respective local governments.
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“Governor Abiodun also enjoined all executive members of public markets and private establishments in the state to allow flexibility in their schedules for residents to use the opportunity to visit INEC offices or collection centres where they registered to collect their PVCs.”
The state government enjoins the civil servants to use the two work free days to collect the PVC, ahead of the February/March polls.
Also, the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, declared Monday (today) and Tuesday as public holidays in the state to enable residents to collect their PVCs.
This directive was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Chris Ezem, on Saturday.
The governor ordered that all public offices and markets should be closed and enjoined that everyone should use the opportunity to visit the INEC offices or collection centres where they registered to collect their PVCs.
It also pleads with executives of public markets and private establishments to allow the flexibility of their schedules to enable their staff to visit INEC offices to collect the cards