- In the spirit of collective government, members of the Lagos state House of Assembly have paid a visit to some of the destruction scenes
- The lawmaker, during their solidarity visit to the palace of the Lagos monarch, posited that it is high time the government considered state policing
- The lawmakers described the wanton destruction as "regrettable" and promised to work with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in restoring normalcy
In a move towards tackling numerous security challenges, the Lagos state House of Assembly on Monday, October 26, renewed the clamour for state police.
Members of the assembly reiterated this position during their solidarity visit to the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, whose palace was attacked and vandalised by suspected hoodlums.
Speaking on behalf of other lawmakers, Lagos assembly speaker, Hon Mudashiru Obasa, said he and his colleagues will renew call for the creation of state police, adding that it is the only solution to the security challenges in the country.
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The lawmaker also commiserated with the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over a myriad of attacks on government properties, organisations and individual businesses.
Obasa disclosed that he and his colleagues have set up an ad-hoc committee chaired by the deputy speaker, Wasiu Eshilokun-Sanni, to relate with the victims of the attacks.
The speaker described the protest, which he said was hijacked by hoodlums, as unfortunate and regrettable, adding that "the level of ruins in these places mentioned is beyond imagination."
Obasa sued for peace and vowed that the state legislature will work closely with the executive arms to ensure that the victims are compensated, while the hoodlums are brought to book.
“I think if there is any time for our agitation for state police to be given utmost attention, it is now."
Meanwhile, All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, paid a solidarity visit to the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, ending the speculation that he travelled out of the country.
Tinubu's visit to Sanwo-Olu came on Saturday, October 24, at the Marina State House amid a deluge of tragedies occasioned by wanton of destruction in the state by hoodlums.
Addressing journalists, the APC leader expressed displeasure with how EndSARS protest transcended into violence that led to the vandalisation of the government properties and private facilities.
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