Why Ogun State government declared Tuesday, Wednesday work-free days

The government of one of Nigeria’s southwestern states, Ogun State, has declared Tuesday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 25 as work-free days for workers in the state public service.

In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor, Mr Kunle Somorinsaid, the work-free days were declared, following the extension of permanent voter cards’ collection till January 29 by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

“Governor Dapo Abiodun has graciously approved Tuesday, 24th and Wednesday, 25th January as work-free days to enable public servants collect their PVCs from their respective local governments.

“The governor enjoined executive members of public markets and private establishments to allow flexibility in their schedules, for residents to use the opportunity to visit INEC offices or collection centres where they registered to collect their PVCs,” he said.

According to him, since voting is a civic responsibility, all eligible citizens must be allowed to exercise their rights to choose who governs them.

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