Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has declared Thursday, August 30, as work-free day to enable public servants participate in the continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise in the state.
Mr Akeredolu, according to a statement on Wednesday by Yemi Olowolabi, the State Commissioner for Information, in Akure, made the declaration following a resolution of the State Executive Council.
The CVR, which was to have been suspended two weeks ago ahead of the 2019 general elections, was extended to enable more people register.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that it would now be suspended on Friday, August 31, until after the 2019 elections.
Mr Akeredolu called on the people of the state to take full advantage to the opportunity to register and obtain their Permanent Voters Cards, to be able to vote in the forthcoming general elections.
He said that the work-free day on Thursday be observed in the state to allow public servants participate in the CVR, ahead of Friday’s suspension of the exercise.
The workers in the state are expected back at work on Friday, August 31, 2018.