Kaduna State Government has declared a three-day public holiday to enable more of its citizens complete their voter registration, and meet up with the July 31 deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, on Tuesday, informing that the holiday takes effect from July 27 to 29.
He said the move is necessary so that more Kaduna electorates will be able to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs and participate in the 2023 general elections.
He urged all eligible residents of the state to seize this window to register to vote and be in a position to exercise their right to vote.
Adekeye added that the government has also directed all employers to actively support their staff to register before the INEC deadline.
“The Kaduna State Government has appealed to residents of the state to register to vote before 31st July 2022.
“The state government has also declared 27th – 29th July 2022 as public holiday to enable more citizens to complete their voter registration.
“A statement from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House urged all eligible residents of the State to seize this window to register to vote and to therefore be in a position to exercise their right to vote.
“The statement disclosed that the government requests all employers to actively support their staff to register before INEC closes voter registration on 31st July 2022,” the statement read.