The restriction of movement order between 6 am and 6 pm will not be affecting the West African Examination Council officials (supervisors) and candidates who will be involved in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination for Private Candidates scheduled to hold on Saturday, December 5, 2020.
This directive which was made public by the Lagos State Police Command was a restriction order, issued due to the bye-elections of the Lagos East Senatorial District and Kosofe 11 Constituency slated for Saturday (today).
After due consultation with relevant stakeholders on the need to consider such exemption for the concerned officials and candidate, a statement was released from the Lagos Police Command which quoted the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, after making the declaration.
Meanwhile, some some Local Government Areas for the bye-elections were affected. They are: Epe, Ibeju Lekki, Kosofe, Somolu and Ikorodu.
The statement read, “Odumosu stated categorically that according to the clarification made available to the police by WAEC on means of identification, the concerned WAEC staff will be identified by their staff Identification cards, while supervisors must be in possession of their appointment letters from WAEC or Identification cards and examination mail bags.
“The candidates will be identified by their photo cards which contain their names, passport photographs, and subject details,” The police boss therefore urged those exempted to be law-abiding, orderly, and courteuos while in contact and relating with security operatives in the course of their movement during the restriction period.