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Lagos Announces work-free days for PVC collection (See Dates)

For public employees to be able to pick up their Permanent Voter Cards in their respective local government/local council development zones in the state, the Lagos State Government has granted a four-day work-free week.


The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, graciously authorized the work-free day for the public employees, according to the head of service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, who confirmed the news in a circular sent on Wednesday.


He said that for different grade levels of employees in the public sector, the work-free day will start on Tuesday, January 24, and end on Friday, January 27, 2023.

Muri-Okunola said, “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, January 29, 2023, as it is a civic responsibility to vote.

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“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 as presented in the table below.”

See Work-free days  Lagos State workers can collect PVC

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


Muri-Okunola said enjoined accounting officers to excuse their officers in respective grade levels on the designated days.

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