- A lot of public assets were vandalised in Calabar, Cross River state capital
- This moved the minister of state for power, Prince Goddy Jeddy Agba, to tears when he paid an inspection visit to the state on Tuesday, October 27
- Agba called on the youths to sheath their swords and promised them that their requests have been heard and would be implemented
Prince Goddy Jeddy Agba, the minister of state for power, was on Tuesday, October 27, moved to tears during his inspection of public properties that were destroyed in Calabar, Cross River state capital.
According to Vanguard, Agba could not hold back his tears upon seeing the ruins of the destructive spree of hoodlums in the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital where documents and costly properties were vandalised.
The minister's inspection tour covered offices of the Nigerian Television Authority, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the Basin authority.
Agba, on behalf of the federal government, apologised to the youths for their pains and assured them that the request made will be implemented by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“It’s just like we are coming out of war, I am shocked beyond expression, with the level of destruction I have seen I cannot find words to express how I feel after looking at the Carnage carried out.
“These are our youths, the property is also our property, we cannot remain like, we must rebuild and come back stronger. We are sorry about the pains of the youths, we know they reacted, and we heard their reaction loud and clear and we will respond appropriately.
“We have heard their requests and we will be prompt about our response, but the youths must be patient with us, the President is a father who also has children and he listens too and he will do something."
Meanwhile, some thugs destroyed a lot of BRT buses in the Mile 2 area of Lagos state on Tuesday, October 27. The miscreants were also seen with machetes looting shops around the area as the violence spread to Owode axis along the Ikorodu.
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