Ondo - The Ondo State Government has declared Friday as a half work day for workers in the state to enable them travel to any part of the state for Saturday’s governorship election.
The Secretary to Ondo State Government, Dr Rotimi Adelola, announced this in a statement on Thursday.
Adelola said that the gesture was to allow the workers participate in Saturday’s election.
He said the government took the decision having realised that some citizens of the state had to travel to where they had registered for the election some years ago.
“The government thought there is need to give our people the chance and the opportunity to get to where they can exercise their franchise,’’ he said.
He said workers would close for duty at noon to allow those who would like to travel out to any part of the state to cast their votes.
Reacting to the declaration, a civil servant, Mr Kayode Adewale, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the development was welcome.
He said that the holiday was necessary since movement would be restricted on Saturday.
Mrs Adebukola Esho, a teacher, said the whole of Friday would have been declared a work-free day because some people would have to travel far away to river side areas of the state to vote.