17th October, 2011
There will be no movement in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, on Saturday, 22 October as the local government election takes place in the state on that day. The Lagos State Government today announced the restriction of movement.
A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Adeyemi Ibirogba, said there would be no movement between 7.00 am and 3.00 pm on that day.
He said the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC, had consequently advised on the restriction of human and vehicular movement, so as to minimise multiple voting and other vices that might mar the elections.
â€œIn view of the importance of this election to the grassroots and the need for peace, tranquility and orderliness, which are the hallmark of this administration, all citizens are directed to stay within their locality where they should perform their civic duties in accordance with the law,â€ he said.
The commissioner called on Lagosians to comply with the directive and turn out to perform their civic responsibilities.
By Kazeem Ugbodaga