Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced January 26 and 27, 2023, as work-free days to allow all civil and public officials in the state to obtain their Permanent Voters Cards.
The collection of PVCs was “in readiness for their full participation in the 2023 general election scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2023, for the Presidential and National Assembly elections as well as Saturday, March 11, 2023, for the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly Elections,” according to a statement released by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Eric Anderson, on Friday.
Anderson’s full statement reads: “Government wishes to make it abundantly clear, especially for the benefit of members of the general public, to note that these work-free days are not Public Holidays and should NOT be seen as one.
“Civil and public servants in the state are hereby advised to take advantage of the work-free days to get their PVCs in readiness to make their votes count in these elections. Your PVC is the pathway to achieving credible elections.”