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Governors declare work-free day for PVC collection

Ondo State Government has declared Tuesday, 24th January, 2023 as Work-Free Day.

A statement from the governor’s chief Press secretary, Richard Olatunde, says this is to enable all eligible voters in the State collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) designated centers.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in the statement urges all Civil Servants, Private Workers, Artisans, and other residents of the State who are eligible voters to make use of the opportunity and collect their PVCs to enable them exercise their franchise in the forthcoming elections.

In a related development, Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, also declared Tuesday, January 24, 2023 a work- free day in the state.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Mr Yinka Oyebode announced this in a statement in Ado Ekiti.

He says it would enable workers and other eligible voters to collect their Permanent Voters Cards at INEC designated centres.

The Governor urged all eligible voters to take advantage of the holidays to collect their PVC which is their license to participate in the forth coming general election.

Lagos state government and Cross Rivers state government have also declared work-free day for PVC collection.

Writing by Isaac Afolabi/Amos Ogunrinde; Editing by Julian Osamoto & Adeniyi Bakare