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2023: Govt approves 4 work-free day to get PVCs

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Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has approved a four work-free day for civil servants in the state to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) against the July 31 deadline by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The was contained in a statement on Monday by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, obtained by POLITICS NIGERIA

The work free days begin from today July 26, till Friday July 29.

“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,” the government’s statement reads in part.

“Consequently, it is notified for general information that all Public Servants who are yet to register for or collect their 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 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.”

Statistics showed that Lagos state currently had about seven million registered voters. Regardless, more people are expected to be captured before deadline on July 31.

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