Some hoodlums invaded a Catholic Church in Lagos on Friday, carting away materials and machines used by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) registrations. According to information from our reliable source, we learnt that the event happened at the St. Bridget Catholic Church which is located in ljesha, Surulere area of Lagos.
According to Vanguard Newspaper, the Parish Priest had locked up the church while people at the scene scampered for safety. It will be recall that Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had declared Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday as work-free days to allow all public workers to register and collect their PVCs before the deadline date of July 31, 2022.
Sanwo-Olu, in a statement signed by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, said workers on Grade Levels 01, 03, 07, and 15 would be exempted from work on Tuesday while Wednesday is for those on Grade Levels 02, 04, 08, and 13. Thursday is for Grade Levels 05, 09, 12 and 17 while Friday is for Grade Levels 06, 10, 14 and 16 respectively.
According to his words; “Officers are expected to return back to work with their voter cards after this exercise. Accounting officers are hereby enjoined to excuse their officers in their respective grade levels on the designated dates,” he stated.
He added that it is the civic responsibility of every citizen to participate in the electoral process of her country; therefore, all public servants are encouraged to partake in the upcoming 2023 general elections.
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