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.
Read the memo below,
This has sparked tons of reactions from netizens who opined that it’s not a good move because they are literally threatening their employees.
“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.”
“Extremism at play.
This can easily result to law suit. You can’t force someone to vote. I highly doubt PVC registration was a term in the contract of employment.
The principal, being a lawyer should know better.”