Senator Adeola calls for provision of grant, special status for Lagos state

Senator Adeola calls for provision of grant, special status for Lagos state

- There should be a special status for Lagos state over the devastation wrecked by hoodlums

- The call was made by Senator Solomon Adeola

- According to him, the resources of the state government could not adequately cater for all residents of Lagos

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The federal government has been urged to give an urgent grant to Lagos state government over the destruction wrecked by hoodlums who hijacked the EndSARS protest

The call was made by Senator Solomon Adeola, a lawmaker from Lagos state,

He said the grant will enable the Lagos state government to rebuild and replace destroyed public facilities during the violence that trailed the EndSARS protest in the state.

Adeola’s calls are contained in a statement by his Media Adviser, Chief Kayode Odunaro, in Abuja on Sunday.

Adeola, who was among the South-West Senators briefed by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on destruction of public and private properties across the state said agitations for a special status for Lagos had been on over the years.

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He said:

“From what we saw during our visit to Lagos State, it is clear that Lagos State Government cannot handle the rebuilding of infrastructure and facilities destroyed alone as the destruction in Lagos is larger than those of other states and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) put together.
“The issue of special status for Lagos state has again been brought to the front burner following fallouts of the protest against extra-judicial killings and Police brutality.
“It is necessary at this time to state that when the federal government makes Covid-19 interventions to assist the states with N1 billion each, Lagos state should be more favourably treated.

Adeola said such a grant from the federal government at this period is ultimately in national interest, noting that Nigerians from all parts of the country resident and doing business in Lagos state will benefit.

Senator Adeola calls for provision of grant, special status for Lagos state
There should be a special status for Lagos state over the devastation wrecked by hoodlums says Adeola. Credit: PM News
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In another development, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu apologised to the residents of Lagos state following the shooting of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate on Tuesday, October 20, by security operatives which reportedly resulted to casualties.

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In a state-wide broadcast on Wednesday, October 21, closely monitored by Legit.ng, Governor Sanwo-Olu appealed to the angry youths to give "peace a chance."

The governor further noted that "this is the dark time in the history" of the state and Nigeria as a whole.

"Lagos, I apologise for what has happened, I appeal to our teeming youth, please give peace a chance. I want to say that every life does matter."

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