Oyo And Osun Declares Friday And Saturday Work Free For Saturday Polls
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Osun State has declared a half day public holiday for workers on its payroll on Friday, March 17, 2023.
Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, in a statement, said workers are to close by 12 pm, except those on essential duties.
Secretary to the state government in a circular, says the half day holiday was declared to enable workers who want to travel to vote in the March 18 polls to do so.
The statement reads:
“Makinde, in his commitment to ensuring participation of public and civil servants in the state in the upcoming governorship and house of assembly election, has graciously approved the declaration of half day at work on Friday March 17.
“This approval of a half day at work will enable public and civil servants, who may wish to travel to perform their civic responsibilities, the opportunity to do so.
“Following from the above, government offices are to close by 12 noon, on Friday, March 17 while staff covering essential services are expected to remain at their duty posts.”
He said the public and civil servants in the state were enjoined to go out on Saturday, March 18 to vote.
Also, Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has declared Friday, March 17 as work free for civil servants in the state.
The governor in a statement by his chief press secretary, Olawale Rasheed, said the holiday was to enable them travel to vote on Saturday, March 18.