Nigeria 2023: Lagos Declares Work-Free Days for Collection of PVCs

Nigeria 2023: Lagos Declares Work-Free Days for Collection of PVCs (News Central TV)

For civil servants to collect their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, from their respective local governments or local council development areas around the state, the Lagos State Government has granted a four-day work-free week.

Hakeem Muri-Okunola, the state’s head of service, made the announcement in a statement yesterday.

Hakeem Muri-Okunola

The work-free day would commence on Tuesday, January 24, and end on Friday, January 27, 2023, for different grade levels of workers in the public service.

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.

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He continued by saying that the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had approved work-free days for the public employees to obtain their voter registration cards from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in order to actively participate in the country’s upcoming general elections in February and March.

According to Muri-Okunola:“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.

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“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.

However, Muri-Okunola encouraged accounting officers to excuse their officers on the scheduled days for their respective grade levels.

“Consequently, accounting officers and all public servants are to ensure compliance whilst giving this circular the service-wide publicity it deserves,” he said.

Remember that the state administration did the same thing when it came to voter registration, announcing work-free days for its employees so they could finish registering for voter cards.


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