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Hundreds Of Lagos Civil Servants, Others Scramble For Sanwo-Olu’s APC Rice (Photos)

Confusion filled the air as a large number of Lagos state civil Servants and some supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday scrambled to get their share of branded bags of rice provided by the party’s governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium premises within the Government Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, Igberetvnews reports.

The APC candidate and his team, had visited the secretariat as part of his campaign to woo the civil servants for votes in the upcoming governorship polls.

Among other things, the APC governorship candidate promised to implement the N30,000 minimum wage as earlier agreed between the Federal Government and Labour, if voted in as governor, in a poll exercise holding on March 9th, 2019.

The sharing of the branded 10kg bags of rice, on which Sanwo-Olu picture appeared, which was high point of the event, almost got out of hands as many scrambled to receive theirs, with few of them alleged to have sustained injuries in the melee that ensued, Igberetvnews learnt.

This was just as some more ‘outsiders’ trooped into the Secretariat to benefit from the largesse, were shut out by policemen on duty, who were already having a tough time controlling the crowd, and sensing that the situation could become uncontrollable, as they locked the two gates leading into popular auditorium.

“They (policemen) have to appeal to the crowd to comport themselves and be orderly as them to queue up by forming straight lines before the sharing of the bags of rice could continue,” a source said.

However, those present, findings showed, had remained undaunted as they waited to collect their bags of rice, while others who were willing to leave, were trapped temporarily within the premises as the police were said to have refused to open the gates for fear of a stampede.

The governor and house of assembly elections is scheduled for March 9.

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