Workers in Ogun state have been given one day off to register for their Permanent Voters Card.
The directive was given by Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun after he declared Tuesday, as a work-free day in the state.
This is as the deadline for registration of voters for the 2023 general elections comes to a close.
The governor said this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin.
Abiodun said, the “one-day public holiday is to provide a window for all workers in the state, who have either lost their cards, not registered or who might need to travel to their wards, local government areas and constituencies to perfect their Permanent Voters Registration or transfer their cards, where necessary, to enable them to participate in the next general elections”.
“As an inclusive, participatory, and accountable government, the role of PVCs to the citizens cannot be overemphasized.
The governor, therefore, urged all eligible adults to seize the opportunity of the holiday to go home to their different wards and constituencies to search for their Registered Voter Cards, fill out the claims and objections forms and transfer the PVCs where necessary.