Ogun enacts law to demolish houses harbouring cultists
Declares another work-free day for PVC registration
The Ogun State Government has enacted a law empowering it to demolish any house providing safe haven to cultists.
The state governor, Dapo Abiodun, disclosed this, while speaking at the 90th birthday celebration of Alhaji Teslim Dawodu, yesterday, in Sagamu.
He said his administration would deplore all necessary resources to ensure that all cult-related issues become a thing of the past.
Abiodun, however, urged property owners in the state to ensure they have the data of their respective tenants.
“It is very simple. We want our landlords to now do what we call KYC, which means that you should know your tenants before you give them your house. This is because if we should catch anyone who is involved in cultism and lives in your house, we will demolish such a house,” the governor stated.
MEANWHILE, the state government has declared today, July 29, 2022 work-free day to enable workers register for their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
Abiodun had earlier declared, Tuesday, July 26, 2022 as a work-free day throughout the state.
The current announcement followed the large turnout of eligible voters to register and more people still rushing to registration centres, as the exercise will end on Sunday, July 31, 2022.
In a statement, yesterday, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, the governor said: “Another public holiday has become expedient to provide another window of opportunity for all workers in the state, who were unable to complete their exercise as a result of the large turnout of prospective eligible voters since its commencement.
“The work-free day is to enable those who have either lost their cards, not registered or who might need to travel to their wards, local councils and constituencies to perfect their registration or transfer their cards and where necessary, participate in the next general elections.”