The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has declared Monday January24 and Tuesday 25 January 2023 as public holidays in the State to enable Abians and residents to collect their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC), ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
This is contained in a statement on Saturday signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Chris Ezem.
The governor ordered that all public offices and markets to be closed and enjoined that all should use the opportunity to visit the INEC offices or collection centres where they registered to collect their PVCs.
“The Executives of the various markets in the State are directed to ensure strict compliance on the closure of their various markets or be prepared to face appropriate sanctions. “Banks and those on essential duties are not affected by this directive”, the statement added.