By Monsuru Olowoopejo
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has declared today (Friday) a work-free day for its workers to enable them collect their Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs.
This came barely a week after the Deputy chairman South of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Segun Oni said APC controlled states would declare two day as Work-free to aid PVC collection.
The Head of Service, Mrs. Oluseyi Williams, who disclosed this in a statement made available to Vanguard yesterday, said that the Fashola-led administration was desirous of ensuring that all public servants in the State participated in the voting process.
Fashola urged the workers to afford themselves the opportunity to collect their cards at their Polling Units, even as she appealed to private Sector employers to release their workers early to enable those who were yet to collect their PVC to do so.
The governor explained that the desired prosperity and the brighter rewarding future being sought after by the people, both for themselves and for their children, would be determined by their willingness or otherwise to sacrifice time to key into the election process by collecting their Permanent Voters’ Cards for the elections.
He declared, “The prosperity and the brighter rewarding future that we all seek, for ourselves and our children over the next four years, will be determined by what we do in the next few days.”
The governor added that no sacrifice could be too much a price to secure a better future over the next four years and beyond.