- The governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has met with President Muhammadu Buhari
- The meeting was held at State House in Abuja on Thursday, January 7
- It is suspected that the Lagos governor's visit is aimed at briefing the president on his reconstruction project in the state
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For reasons yet unknown to journalists, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos on Thursday, January 7, paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at State House.
The news about Sanwo-Olu's visit was disclosed by a presidential media aide, Bashir Ahmad, on Thursday.
The meeting between the Lagos governor and the president is coming a few months after he (Sanwo-Olu) revealed plans to rebuild parts of the state that were ruined by hoodlums who hijacked the EndSARS protest.
This fact has led some to believe that Sanwo-Olu was in Abuja on Thursday to brief the president on how far he has gone with his reconstruction plans for the state.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that with Lagos set to restore normalcy and bring peace back following wanton destructions, Governor Sanwo-Olu said his government would need N1 trillion to rebuild the state.
The governor made this known when the speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, paid him a solidarity visit on Sunday, October 25, in his Marina office.
Lagos was the epicentre of the misfortuned looting and destruction of private properties and public assets by hoodlums which peaked on Wednesday, October 21.
Many facilities including the Television Continental (TVC), high court, buses terminal which allegedly had 89 new BRTs, The Nation newspaper office and the Lagos palace, among others, were attacked and plundered.
Sanwo-Olu said the state is in dilemma considering the massive destruction, but expressed hope that Lagos would heal and come back stronger.
Addressing journalists after the meeting, Gbajabiamila, who echoed the discussion with the governor, said a trillion naira would be needed to rebuild destroyed assets.
“The governor was telling me just now that it was going to cost about a trillion naira to rebuild Lagos. That makes my heart heavy. "
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