The Lagos State Government, led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared a four-day work holiday for public employees in order for them to collect their Permanent Voter Cards at their respective local government/local council development areas across the state.
This was confirmed in a circular issued on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola.
He explained that the work-free day would begin on Tuesday, January 24, and end on Friday, January 27, 2023, for different grade levels of government employees.
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Muri-Okunola said, “Consequent upon the extension of the collection of Permanent Voters’ Cards by the Independent National Electoral Commission, it is hereby notified for the general information that all public servants who are yet to collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards from designated INEC Centers are encouraged to do so before Sunday, January 29, 2023, as it is a civic responsibility to vote.
“To this end, Mr Governor has graciously approved a work-free day to enable public servants to collect their PVCs from their respective local government/local council development areas as presented in the table below.”
The dates include Tuesday, January 24, 2023, for grade levels 01, 03, 07 and 15; Wednesday, January 25, 2023, for grade levels 02, 04, 08 and 13; Thursday, January 26, 2023, for grade levels 05, 09, 12, and 17; and Friday, January 27, 2023, for grade levels 06, 10, 14 and 16.
Muri-Okunola said enjoined accounting officers to excuse their officers in respective grade levels on the designated days.
“Consequently, accounting officers and all public servants are to ensure compliance whilst giving this circular the service-wide publicity it deserves,” he said.
The deadline for collecting Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) has been extended by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to Sunday, January 29, 2023.