The State government has declared Friday June 24, a work free day to enable civil servants that have not collected their permanent voters cards to do so ahead of the governorship election which is scheduled to hold in Osun state on July 16.
In a statement released on Thursday June 23 by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji noted that the residents need their PVC to perform their civic responsibility.
The state government also said it does not want people to miss out on the opportunity of exercising their constitutional right.
“The Government of Osun State acknowledges the importance of workers in the democratic process, and is aware that the only way workers can give life to their aspiration for a worker-friendly government is through their votes.
“Consequently, Friday, June 24, has been declared a work-free day in all government offices across the state, to enable all public and civil servants pick their PVC so they can perform their civic duty.”
In other news, A Nigerian law firm in Anambra state has threatened to withhold salaries of employees without without a Permanent Voters Card (PVC).
This was conveyed in an internal memo dated June 8. The firm declared June 9 and 10 work free day to enable their staff get their PVCs ahead of the general elections in 2023.
A lawyer with handle @itzmunachi took to Twitter to share a copy of the internal memo released to this effect. According to the memo, anyone who doesn’t have a PVC will not be paid salary from henceforth.
This has sparked tons of reactions from netizens who opined that it’s not a good move because they are literally threatening their employees.
@okike_ wrote, “Law firm but you’re trampling on people’s fundamental human right? I think a better way would have been to incentivize it for them. Give everyone who presents their PVC with as little as 1,000 and watch magic happen”
“God will provide better job for anyone that works in this kind of organization.”
“Yh this isn’t the way. Withholding people’s salary is not just extreme buh callous.”