Election: Makinde Declares Half-Day Holiday On Friday
The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has approved a half-day holiday for workers in the employ of the state on Friday, March 17, 2023, ahead of the guber, and the House of assembly election.
This was disclosed in a circular authorized by the Secretary to the state government, Olubanwo Adeosun, on Thursday.
He said the action became imperative to enable the civil and public servants in the state, who might wish to travel, to vote in the Saturday, March 18 governorship and House of Assembly elections, to do so.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Taiwo Adisa, indicated that workers were expected to close at 12 PM, with only those handling essential duties expected to remain at their duty posts.
The circular read in part, “This approval of a half day at work will enable public and civil servants, who may wish to travel to perform their civic responsibilities, the opportunity to do so.
“Following from the above, government offices are to close by 12 noon, on Friday, March 17, 2023, while staff covering essential services are expected to remain at their duty posts.
“Public and civil servants in the state are enjoined to go out on Saturday, 1/March 18, 2023, to perform their civic responsibilities,” the statement added.
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