The Commissioner for Information, Mr Sunday Akere, had said on Thursday that government took the action to enable civil servants travel to their various wards to cast their votes.
He also said in a statement that the work-free day would enable those whose local governments are far away from the metropolis to get to their destinations on time to exercise their civic responsibility.
There was low vehicular movement on the Osogbo-Gbongan road as security agents mounted road blocks to check vehicles going in and out of Osogbo. [eap_ad_2] A motorist, Mr Joshua Adelaja, who spoke to NAN at the Ede axis of the road, said the work-free day was responsible for the low traffic on the road.
He said that the road blocks mounted by security men across the metropolis with the attendant traffic gridlock also discouraged many motorists from going out.
Adelaja, however, lauded the presence of security agents in the state, saying it would discourage miscreants from disrupting Saturday’s election. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]