By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has declared Friday as half day holiday for civil servants in the employment of the state .
This was made known on Thursday through a circular signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Olubanwo Adeosun.
Mrs Adeosun in the circular stated that the half a day holiday is to enable civil and public servants in the state, who may wish to travel to vote in the Saturday, March 18 Governorship and House of Assembly election, to do so.
She stressed that with the holiday, civil servants in the state are expected to close at 12 p.m on Friday while those handling essential duties are expected to remain at their duty posts.
“Oyo State Governor, His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, in his commitment to ensuring participation of Public and Civil Servants in the state in the upcoming Governorship and House of Assembly election, has graciously approved the declaration of half day at work on Friday, 17th March, 2023″, she said.
Mrs Adeosun added, ” This approval of a half day at work will enable Public and Civil Servants, who may wish to travel to perform their civic responsibilities, the opportunity to do so”.
“Flowing from the above, Government offices are to close by 12 noon, on Friday, 17th March, 2023, while staff covering essential services are expected to remain at their duty posts.Public and Civil Servants in the state are enjoined to go out on Saturday, 18th March, 2023, to perform their civic responsibilities.”