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Fashola commissions 18-classroom block in Ketu


• Pleads with Lagosians not to sell their PVCs for dollars

LAGOS State governor, Babatunde Fashola has again pleaded with residents not to give their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVC) in exchange of dollar bills.

   Fashola, apparently reacting to claims that some politicians are busy enticing the public with dollars, said such actions are to ensure the voters do not have a say in the coming elections and in matters of their own future.

   The governor said this on Tuesday while handing over a new 18-classroom block at Ayedere Ajibola Senior High School, Ketu, Lagos.

   While he urged those without PVCs to do so this week as mandated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), he warned against selling the cards or casting their votes based on monetary inducement.

   In his words: “Anybody that collects dollars has collected his security, his electricity, his education and so on because you will never see those things again. We have just finished a bridge and seven roads in Kosofe. If I see that amount of money they are sharing, I’ll rather use it to build more schools and roads. That is my own type of politics, that is the All Progressives Congress (APC) type of politics,” he said.

   Instead of trading with the voters’ cards, if the electorates use the PVC to change a government they do not like, they would have demonstrated that the power to make such change reside with them, he said, adding that such a message would earn them enormous respect from the politicians.

   Earlier in her welcome address, the Commissioner for Education, Olayinka Oladunjoye, said the 18 classroom block edifice would  be replicated all over the State. 

  Oladunjoye said there were about 24 other blocks standing and waiting to be commissioned.

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