The Kwara State Government headed by Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has in a public statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, announced Friday, July 29th as a work free day to civil servants in the state to enable them register or collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
The work-free day by the Kwara state government would enable civil servants to register or collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) before the July 31st deadline set by
the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
What they are saying
The statement partly reads, “His Excellency urges the people of Kwara State, especially the civil servants, to take full advantage of the holiday to perform their civic duty of registering to vote.”
What you should know
The declaration of a public holiday by the Kwara State government to enable residents to register for their permanent voters card (PVC) is in line with similar acts by the Lagos, Niger, Zamfara and Bauchi State governments.
The statistics released by the commission as of June 28th stated Nigeria’s voting population stood at 84 million people; “11 million voters more than all registered voters of 14 other countries in the West African and Sahel region.