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EndSARS Violence: My Heart Bleeds At Destructions – Gov. Sanwo-Olu Cries


The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Friday said his heart bleeds and was pained after seeing the level of destruction that took place within the state during the week as a result of the #EndSARS protests.


Sanwo-Olu, who addressed the press after a tour round the areas where massive destruction took place in the state on Friday.


The Lagos governor visited 27 locations which includes: Palace of the Oba of Lagos, Ajeromi Ifelodun LG, FRSC, VIO office Ojodu Berger, BRT park at Berger, Lekki toll gate, bus terminals, police stations, historic government buildings, City Hall, private malls, offices, banks ATM etc.


The governor said he was traumatized by what he saw and was in tears when he saw the level of destruction especially the oldest (heritage) court in Nigeria at Igbosere, adding that “we have not seen this level of destruction before in the state.”


According to Sanwo-Olu, “this is not the Lagos that was handed over to me in May 2019, how we got here, I don’t know, as this was supposed to be a peaceful protest.”


The way forward now, Sanwo-Olu said, “we must to continue to talk to ourselves,” he urged citizens who are still using the social media to instigate and incite citizens to desist.


The Governor said, “Everywhere I went today, people say they want peace, we all want peace, we cannot continue to lose our population and our monuments and infrastructure.”

 

The governor also visited some hospitals where some persons who were injured on Tuesday at Lekki toll gate were taken care of, said most of them have been discharged while the few remaining are responding to treatment.


Sanwo-Olu said the government would pick up the bills for the treatment of the injured persons.


He also said, the terms of reference of the judicial panel of inquiry and restitution has been expanded to include investigation of all issues that happened at Lekki Toll gate on Tuesday and it will be sitting at the Lagos Court of Arbitration at Lekki from Monday, urging all who have a case to petition the panel.


The governor has also eased the 24hours curfew from Sunday as movements will be allowed for 10 hours a day, from 8am to 6pm.


Sanwo-Olu said the state has commenced the process of clearing the roads of all blockages, adding that LAWMA was out already and will work throughout the night.


Stressing that “Lagos needs to heal and the healing has started,” Sanwo-Olu said.


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