The Lagos State Government has announced restriction of movement across the state between 8.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, ahead of the local government elections.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, made the announcement in a statement on Thursday in Lagos.
Omotoso said the restriction was to enable the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) conduct hitch-free elections into the positions of chairmen and councillors in the 20 local governments areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas of the state.
He said the restriction would facilitate ease of movement of the electorates, election materials and LASIEC officials for the sanctity of the election.
According to him, the restriction will facilitate effective monitoring and enhanced security during the election.
”All eligible voters are urged to participate in the election, which requires cooperation of all residents,” he said.