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2023: Lagos declares work-free days for civil servants to collect PVCs

*The Lagos State Government announces the four work-free days for civil servants to collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards will commence Tuesday, January 24, and end on Friday, January 27, 2023

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect
In view of recent reports of millions of uncollected Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) across Nigeria, the Lagos State Government (LASG) has declared a four-day work-free for the state’s civil servants to obtain their PVCs.
The Lagos Government noted the work-free days would enable the staff to visit and collect their cards from respective local governments/local council development areas in the state.
Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, Lagos State Head of Service, announced this in a statement issued Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
Muri-Okunola stated the four work-free days would commence Tuesday, January 24, and end on Friday, January 27, 2023, for different grade levels of workers in the public service.
The Head of Service explained 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.
Muri-Okunola also stated that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State had approved the work-free days for the public servants to obtain their voter cards from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
This is allow the civil servants in the state to participate actively in the forthcoming February, March 2023 General Elections in the country.
Muri-Okunola further said: “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 Centres are encouraged to do so before Sunday, January 29, 2023, as it is a civic responsibility to vote.
“To this end, Mr. Governor has graciously approved work-free days to enable public servants to collect their PVCs from their respective local government/local council development areas.
Muri-Okunola, however, urged accounting officers to excuse their officers in respective grade levels on the designated days.
He stated: “Consequently, Accounting Officers and all public servants are to ensure compliance whilst giving this circular the service-wide publicity it deserves.”

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