Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has declared Friday as half-working day for all the state civil and public servants to prepare for Saturday Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The half-working day is to allow public and civil servants who may need to travel to where they would perform their civic responsibilities on Saturday.
This is contained in a circular signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Olubanwo Adeosun.
The circular, which was addressed to all Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as the State House of Assembly and other extra-ministerial departments, stated that Makinde directed that all government offices should close by noon on Friday.
The governor said that the directive excepted staff covering essential services and are expected to remain at their duty posts.
According to circular, the declaration of Friday as half-working day is in tandem with the governor’s commitment to deepening democracy and good governance.
The circular read: “His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has graciously approved the declaration of half day at work for Friday, Feb. 24.
“In this regard, Government Offices are to close by noon, while staff covering essential services are expected to remain at their duty posts.
“Public and Civil Servants of the state are enjoined to go out on Saturday, February 25, 2023, to perform their civic responsibilities.”(NAN)