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Lagos declares Work-Free Day for public servants to get PVC

CITIZENS COMPASS– PUBLIC servants in Lagos State may take time off their work schedule to register or collect their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC), to enable them participate in the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

Depending on the category of the workers, the state government has declared four work-free days to the categories to encourage them to get the PVC.

In a statement signed by the state’s Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, he said this move by the state government is to ensure that workers are encouraged to perform their civil rights.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission recently disclosed that only seven million of the over fifteen million Lagos residents have registered for PVC.

Staff in grade levels 01, 03, 07 and 15 will take off Tuesday, 26th July while grade level 02, 04, 08 and 13 will register on Wednesday 27th July.

Thursday 28th July is reserved for staff in grade level 05, 09, 12 and 17 while staff in level 06, 10, 14 and 16 will register on Friday, July 29th.

“Consequently, it is notified for general information that all public servants who are yet to register or collect their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) from designated INEC Centers are advised to 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 PVC from their respective Local Governments/Local Council Development Areas. Officers are expected to return to work with their Voters Card after this exercise,” the statement reads.

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