As the gubernatorial election in Osun is three weeks away from now,the state government has declared Friday, June 24, a work-free day to enable civil servants that have not collected their Permanent Voter Cards to do so.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government,Prince Wole Oyebamiji on Thursday
Oyebamiji said, the decision by the government was to enable all public and civil servants pick their PVC as it did not want people to miss out on the opportunity of exercising their constitutional right of participating in the July 16 governorship poll and in all the subsequent elections.
The statement partly reads,“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, ”
“Consequently, Friday, June 24, has been declared a work-free day in all government offices across the state, to enable all public and civil servants pick their PVC so they can perform their civic duty.” Oyabamiji said