As the independent national electoral commission, INEC’s July 31 deadline for registration of the of Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) approaches, different states have been declaring work-free days for state workers to be able to participate in the ongoing continuous voters’ registration.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu had approved four work free days for workers in the State for them to get their PVCs. Announced today by the Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, he said the work free days begin from 26th July till Friday 29th July before the deadline given by the electoral body for prospective voters to get registered ends.
Subsequently, The Kaduna State Government has declared a three-day public holiday to enable more citizens to complete their voter registration.
This was contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye today stating the holiday is from July 27 to 29th.
In Ogun state, today 26th of July is a public holiday given to workers for their PVC registration.
Earlier, the Borno state governor, Prof. Zulum had declared Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd, 2022 as public holidays for civil servants to obtain the Permanent Voters Cards as well as Niger state who had their holiday last month.
Bauchi State Governor, Sen. Bala A. Mohammed had also declared Monday, 27th June 2022, as a state-wide Public Holiday.
However, the ongoing CVR had not ended and INEC is still capturing more people before deadline on July 31.