Osun State Government has declared Monday, April 16, a public holiday.
This is to provide the opportunity for eligible voters to participate in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration, CVR, exercise by registering with the Independent National Electoral Commission ,INEC, and collect their Permanent Voter Card ,PVC.
In a statement, The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Adelani Baderinwa said the registration and collection of PVC is an important aspect of the election and it requires the participation of eligible voters.
Mr. Baderinwa said the essence of the public holiday is to allow government and non-government workers to register for PVCs and for those that had registered to collect their PVC.
He urged people above 18 years old not to be nonchalant on the CVR and collection of PVC and Monday is the last day for the voter registration exercise as declared by INEC.
Mr. Baderinwa said the Continuous Voter Registration started on Wednesday, April 11 and end on Monday, April 16.