Obaseki Declares Friday A Half-Work Day For The Edo State Assembly Election

The Edo State Government has proclaimed today, Friday, March 17, 2023, a half-work day in advance of Saturday’s State Assembly election.

The directive, which implies that government offices and establishments will close for business by noon, was explained in a statement by the secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., as a means of allowing employees in the state to travel to their respective constituencies to exercise their right to vote.

He stated: “The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has declared Friday, March 17, 2023 as a half-work day to allow employees in the state to travel to their various constituencies to exercise their franchise. Government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) are required to close at noon as of this notice.

“All government establishments are expected to close by noon, with the exception of those performing critical functions, and employees are invited to use the half-day to travel to their respective constituencies to participate in tomorrow’s State House of Assembly Election,” he continued.

The state administration is committed to making sure that every eligible voter in the state has the chance to cast a ballot in the State House of Assembly election on March 18, according to Ogie.

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