The state government of Zamfara has declared a five-day public holiday to allow citizens to participate in the current continuous voter registration process.
This was revealed in a statement issued by Ibrahim Dosara, the State Commissioner for Information, and made available to journalists on Saturday.
According to the announcement, Governor Bello Matawalle has ordered a work-free week from June 20th to 24th, 2022 to allow state employees and civil servants to register and get their Permanent Voter Cards in their respective communities.
With this announcement, the Zamfara State government has directed all Commissioners, Special Advisers, Permanent Secretaries, other public office holders, party officials, and traditional rulers to also monitor and supervise the ongoing Voter Registration exercise in their wards and local governments.
He said that this was to make sure that all eligible voters in the state register and receive their Permanent Voter Cards, which would in turn allow them to exercise their fundamental rights and civic obligations.
This decision of the government comes as the voter registration deadline of June 30th approaches.