BY MAYOWA SAMUEL
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved four work-free days for state workers to allow them get their Permanent Voters Cards.
This is as the July 31 deadline for the procurement of PVCs by prospective voters given by the Independent National Electoral Commission draws closer.
Disclosing this on Monday in a statement signed by the Head of Service, Hekeem Muri-Okunola, the government said the work free days begin from Tuesday, July 26 till Friday, July 29, 2022.
According to the statement titled, ‘Collection of Permanent Voters Card (PVC), the government directed the Accounting Officers to ensure compliance, adding that workers are expected to bring along their PVC while returning for work.
“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 process/collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards (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.
“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 26th- Grade Levels concerned are 01, 03, 07 & 15.
For Wednesday 27th July, the Grade Levels affected are 02, 04, 08 & 13. Thursday 28th July, Grade Levels 05, 09, 12 & 17 while Friday 29th July is dedicated for Grade Levels 06, 10, 14 & 16.