- In the spirit of proactive leadership, Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu has paid a visit to the scenes of destruction across Lagos
- The visit was necessitated by the need to do an "on-the-spot assessment" of the degree of destruction
- The governor, however, said he does not know where the compensation money for owners of private properties vandalised will come from
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has paid a visit to various scenes of destruction across Lagos state for the assessment of vandalised public assets and private properties during the hijacked EndSARS protest.
It would be recalled that many properties including the palace of Oba of Lagos state were looted and destroyed as the ongoing demonstration against the brutality of the police took a violent turn.
In the spirit of responsive leadership, Governor Sanwo-Olu, his deputy Obafemi Hamzat and top officials of the current Lagos government visited the destruction areas for "on-the-spot assessment."
Meanwhile, during a press conference in Alausa on Friday, October 23, the governor disclosed that owners of private properties destroyed by the suspected hoodlums will be compensated.
The governor, however, stated that he did not know where the money will come from.
"We don't need to figure out the plan. We saw hundreds of buses burnt. We saw the historical building of over 200 years old, the first-class terminal burnt.
"The amount of destruction of private properties is enormous. We are just bleeding out of the budgetary plan. Where is the money going to come? I don't have answers yet."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the easing of the curfew imposed on Lagos state over repeated attacks on facilities by suspected thugs wreaking havoc under the guise of EndSARS protest.
The governor made the announcement during a press conference in the state, saying Lagos state "needs to heal."
Sanwo-Olu said the decision was made after close consultation with "various levels of security" stakeholders in the state despite "pocket of insecurity."
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