Three weeks to the gubernatorial election in Osun, the state government has declared Friday, June 24, a work-free day to enable civil servants who are yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards do so.
The government said in a statement on Thursday, that the development was to enable all public and civil servants pick their PVC to be able to perform their franchise in the July 16 governorship poll.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji.
The statement read in part: “The Government of Osun State acknowledges the importance of workers in the democratic process, and is aware that the only way workers can give life to their aspiration for a worker-friendly government is through their votes.
“The government does not want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to exercise their constitutional right, especially as it affects their overall wellbeing and the security of their future, ” the statement read.