Chief Willie Obiano, the Anambra state governor has declared November 17, 2017, as a work-free day to enable civil servants in the state to relocate to their electoral wards to participate in the governorship polls on the 18th.
The governor announced this on Tuesday when he addressed civil servants during the 2017 African Public Service Day at Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka, and also used the occasion to solicit for support for the election.
“I declare November 17, 2017, as work-free day to enable you (civil servants in the state) relocate to your electoral wards in order to be able to participate in the forthcoming election on the 18th,” he said.
Meanwhile, the governor also announced the payment of their leave allowance on the 15th of November, 2017
He further dismissed the insinuation that his administration has mandated all workers under the state to enroll and contribute their pension adding that his government has set up a committee to examine the programme and advice government on what to do.
The governor, however, appealed to them to make sure they not only cast their votes but also to protect their votes as his victory will determine the sustenance of the incentives they are enjoying as Anambra workers.