According to THE NATION REPORTERS, the Plateau State Government has declared June 28 of 2022 a public holiday to encourage residents to turn out in large numbers to register for the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) ongoing Permanent Voter’s Card programme, which is set to end on June 30 of that year.
In a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Danladi Atu said the decision of the governor was aimed at ensuring that citizens of Plateau State are not denied the opportunity to participate and vote for candidates of their choice ahead of next year’s general election.
It further stated that:-
“Governor Simon Bako Lalong has declared Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, 28, 2022, as a public holiday.
“This is to enable citizens of Plateau State to turn out end masse for the ongoing INEC voter’s registration exercise which concludes nationwide on Thursday, June 30.