A law firm in Anambra state has revealed out plans to hold the salaries of their employees said to be without a Permanent Voters Card (PVC).
A lawyer with handle @itzmunachi took to Twitter to share a copy of the internal memo released to this effect.
The firm declared June 9 and 10 as a work-free day for their employees to go register and get their PVCS ahead of the general elections in 2023.
According to the memo, anyone who doesn’t have a PVC will not be paid salary from henceforth.
Read the memo below,
This has sparked tons of reactions from netizens who opined that it’s not a good move because they are literally threatening their employees.
“Law firm but you’re trampling on people’s fundamental human right? I think a better way would have been to incentivize it for them. Give everyone who presents their PVC with as little as 1,000 and watch magic happen”
“God will provide better job for anyone that works in this kind of organization.”
“Yh this isn’t the way. Withholding people’s salary is not just extreme buh callous.”
“Extremism at play.
This can easily result to law suit. You can’t force someone to vote. I highly doubt PVC registration was a term in the contract of employment.
The principal, being a lawyer should know better.”