Gov. Oyetola Declares Friday Work-Free For PVC Collection

By Damilare Adeleye

Friday, June 24, has been declared a work-free day by Osun State Government in order to enable the civil servants who are yet to collect their Permanent Voter Card to do so ahead of the July 16 governorship election in the state.

This was contained in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, obtained in Osogbo on Thursday.

The statement harped on the importance of the PVC to the performance of their civic responsibility.

The government noted that it did not want people to miss out on the opportunity of exercising their constitutional right of participating in the governorship poll.

The statement read partly: “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.

“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.”