Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
AHEAD of Saturday March 18 Governorship and House of Assembly elections, Governor Seyi Makinde has approved half day, on Friday, for workers under the employment of the state.
This cheering news was announced in a Thursday statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa.
“Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, in his commitment to ensuring participation of Public and Civil Servants in the state in the upcoming Governorship and House of Assembly election, has graciously approved half day at work on Friday, 17th March 2023,” Adisa quoted a circular from the governor as saying.
“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.
Accordingly, “Flowing from the above, government offices are to close by 12 noon, on Friday, 17th March 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, 18th March 2023, to perform their civic responsibilities.”
Stonix News reports that Governor Makinde, who has been workers friendly and a darling of the state’s civil servants, is vying for a second term under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.