Imo Govt Declares Two-Day Holiday For PVC Collection


The Imo State government has declared Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27 public holidays to enable workers to collect their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) for the forthcoming elections. 

Briefing newsmen after the State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba said the public holiday affects mainly Imo workers in the Civil and Public Service.

Emelumba however said that those involved in essential services like the banks, electricity workers, and others so designated are not involved. 

The commissioner also said that there will be free medical outreach for indigent Imolites beginning from January 27, 2023 at some designated locations and hospitals in the state.

Emelumba said; “The outreach will take care of all forms of ailments/illnesses including surgeries and it will be free of charge. To authenticate the activities of the medical mission government also approved that Imo health/medical personnel will be part of the team.”

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The commissioner informed that the Skill-up Imo Project by the Imo State Ministry of Digital Economy and E-Government will be having the graduation ceremony of its first set of trainees in a fortnight. 

“The good news is that some Hi-tech Companies are already standing by to come and interview some lucky graduates soonest,” Emelumba said adding that “currently the interest is high and participation is still open and government has asked Imo people to come and register.”

The commissioner informed that the burial of the former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Ebere Udeagu will be on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at his country home in Ihube Okigwe, in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State. 

According to him, the corpse of the late Deputy Governor will be brought to the Sam Mbakwe Exco Chambers Government House, Owerri for last respect by the government of Imo State before proceeding to his country home.


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