Lagos Declares Public Holiday for Civil Servants

The Lagos State Government has declared Tuesday, 24th January to Friday, 27th January as work-free days.

The holiday is for public servants in the state to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) at their respective local government and local council development areas in the state.

This was contained in a circular by the Lagos state Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola on 17 January.

Muri-Okunola said the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has graciously approved the work-free day for the public servants to ease their PVCs collection process.

The circular reads: “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, 29th January, 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.”

The dates include Tuesday, 24th January, 2023, for grade levels 01, 03, 07, and 15; Wednesday, 25th January, 2023, for grade levels 02, 04, 08, and 13; Thursday, 26th January, 2023, for grade levels 05, 09, 12, and 17; and Friday, 27th January, 2023, for grade levels 06, 10, 14 and 16.”