The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared a four work free days for workers in the State for them to get their Permanent Voter Cards before the deadline date of July 30, 2022, according to Headlinenews.news investigative reports.
The state Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, adding that the officers are to return to work with their PVCs after the exercise.
According to Muri-Okunola, workers on Grade Levels 01, 03, 07 and 15 are exempted from work on Tuesday (today); 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.
The statement which was titled, ‘Collection of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) 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.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in Lagos State, Mr Olusegun Agbaje had disclosed that statistics showed that the state currently had about seven million registered voters.