Lagos Declares Friday Public Holiday For PVC Collection

PVCThe Lagos State Government has declared Friday a work-free day for its workers to enable them collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC).

The State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, enjoined private sector employers to release their workers early to enable those who are yet to collect their PVC to do so in their various polling units.

The Head of Service in the state, Mrs. Oluseyi Williams, gave the directive in a statement that the State Government was desirous of ensuring that all public servants in the state participate in the voting process, adding that they should take the opportunity to go out and collect their PVC at their polling units.

Enjoining private sector employers to release their workers early today for the same purpose, Governor Fashola said “The prosperity and the brighter rewarding future that we all seek, for ourselves and our children over the next four years, would be determined by what we do in the next few days.”

He added, “No sacrifice could be too much a price to secure a better future over the next four years and beyond.”

The Governor noted that in order for democracy to be truly representative, it must be participatory.

He also stressed that such participation confers eligibility and imposes a duty on all the citizens from 18 years and above to vote in the elections even as it also enables them to have a say in the elections.