The Edo state government has declared the day before election of July 14, 2012, a half working day for government workers. Civil servants are expected to show up to work on Friday July 13, 2012 at 8am and close at 12noon.
According to the official letter released to the media, it reads “This is to inform the general public that the state Government has declared a half working day for all workers in state civil serviceon Friday, July 13, 2012. All workers in the state civil service are expected toresume work at 8:00am and close at 12:00pm. This is to enable the workers take the advantage to prepare for the governorship election on Saturday, July 14. The Government urges the people to come out en masse on theelection day and be orderly as they exercise their franchise.”