Lagos Will Not Be Destroyed Under my Watch, Sanwo-Olu says as he Sues for Calm

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Lagos Will Not Be Destroyed Under my Watch, Sanwo-Olu says as he Sues for Calm
Nwolu Obiajulu

Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has decried the extent of damage done to public and private properties as thugs masquerading under the #EndSARS movement took to the streets wrecking several government infrastructures and looting private businesses across the state.

The governor after a tour of the destroyed facilities across the state with members of his cabinet called for peace as further destruction won’t be tolerated.

This was contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Gbeyega Akosile, titled ‘Sanwo-Olu preaches peace as he inspects Govt, private assets destroyed in Wednesday coordinated attacks’.

Sanwo-Olu urged those inciting people on social media to refrain from such acts as they were capable of sabotaging the current normalcy which has returned to the state.

He said, “We have to continue the process of healing ourselves. We need to stop some of our citizens still using the social media to instigate or incite the people.

“It will not be under my watch that we will lose the city that has the largest economy in the entire black nation.

“Enough is enough. I have moved round and I saw that our people want peace. On this, we are committed to bringing lasting peace back to the state.”

According to the statement, the governor visited 27 sites across the states, describing the attacks as “coordinated wanton destruction”.

Akosile quoted the governor to have said the state would take several decades to recover from the destruction.

He added, “My heart bled after I went out today for a first-hand assessment of the destruction of assets of the Government and private properties.

“The level of destruction observed indicated that the violence was more than just a peaceful protest and agitations for police reforms. The proportion of the devastation is a lot. This is not the Lagos that was handed over to me on May 29, 2019.”

Sanwo-Olu said a Panel of Inquiry would commence investigation into Tuesday shootings on Monday.

This post was written by Nwolu Obiajulu.

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