Some hoodlums reportedly invaded a Catholic Church in Lagos on Friday, carting away materials and machines used by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for Permanent Voter Card (PVC)registrations.
ONIKEWIDE learnt that the event happened at the St. Bridget Catholic Church which is located in ljesha, Surulere area of Lagos.
According to Vanguard, the Parish Priest had locked up the church while people at the scene reportedly scampered for safety.
Recall that Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Oluhad 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 30, 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 GL 02, 04, 08, and 13; Thursday is for GL 05, 09, 12 and 17; while Friday is for GL 06, 10, 14 and 16.
“ Officers are expected to return back to work with their voter cards after this exercise, accordingly, accounting officers are hereby enjoined to excuse their officers in the respective grade levels on the designated dates,” he said.
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 year 2023 general elections.