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General News of Thursday, 19 January 2023


JUST IN: Lagos state declares four work-free days for PVC collection


The Lagos State government has approved Tuesday, January 24 to Friday, January 27 as work-free days for public servants within the state to collect their Permanent Voter Cards at their local government/local council development areas.

The Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola made this known in a press statement.

According to Muri-Okunola, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, approved the work-free day for the exercise to be carried out.

“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 Centers 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 a work-free day to enable public servants to collect their PVCs from their respective local government/local council development areas as presented in the table below,” parts of the statement read.

The dates are 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.