The governments of Osun and Anambra states have declared Friday work-free to enable public and civil servants to participate in the presidential and National Assembly elections.
While the Anambra State Head of Service, Mr. Harry Udu, made the announcement on Thursday in Awka; the Supervisory Director of Osun Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mr. Adelani Baderinwa, made this known in Osogbo on Thursday.
Udu urged workers in Anambra State to show patriotism to government by ensuring they exercise their franchise peacefully.
He explained that the work-free day would enable those travelling to their respective communities to do so on time.
Baderinwa said in a statement that the holiday was to allow eligible voters to prepare for and participate in the elections.
He said government was aware that some of the voters in the civil service would need to travel to their various localities to vote.