Enugu Govt declares Wednesday, February 23, work-free day

By AdvocateNews on 20/02/2022

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The Enugu State Government has declared Wednesday, February 23, 2022, as a work free day in the state.

In a statement issued by Steve Oruruo, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Information, the work free-day is to enable residents of the state to vote in the forthcoming council elections.

By the notice, all markets and offices in the state will be shut down while vehicular movement is restricted between 8am to 4pm, except those on special duties.

The statement reads: “The Enugu State Government (ENSG) wishes to notify the public that Local Government elections will hold on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, across the state.

“Consequently, the Government has declared a statewide work free day on Wednesday, February 23, from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. to allow the people exercise their constitutional suffrage.

“During this period, markets and offices shall be closed and movement of persons and vehicles restricted, except for those on essential duties.

“All residents legally qualified to vote are therefore encouraged to go to the polls and cast their ballots.

“The State Government, in its unflinching commitment to safeguarding and strengthening our democracy, has made requisite arrangements to guarantee a hitch-free process.”

 

Posted 20/02/2022 1:03:19 PM

 

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