From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi
The Kebbi State Government has declared Thursday 28th and Friday, 29th July, a public holiday to enable civil servants in the state to obtain or revalidate their permanent voter cards.
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu gave the approval in a statement signed by the Acting Head of Service, Alhaji Safiyanu Garba Bena and made available to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi.
According to the statement, “this is necessary in order to encourage people of the state to participate fully in the ongoing continuous voter’s registration exercise that will end on Saturday as declared by INEC.
“The Governor further called on the people of the state to take advantage of the two-day holiday to exercise their civic responsibility, so as not to be disenfranchised,” the statement read.