Lagos State government has revealed why it became a necessity for the government to impose curfew in the state.
Speaking on Friday, October 23 during a visit to Local Government Secretariats, Police Stations, and other facilities set ablazed by thugs in the state, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, the State Commissioner for Information, said the attacks on public facilities compelled the state government to impose a curfew on the state.
Naija News understands that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his team visited the Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government, Ajeromi Divisional Police Headquarters, Layeni, and Amukoko Police Stations today to inspect damages done by hoodlums in the last 72 hours in the state.
Other places visited by the government officials include Lagos State Public Works Office at Ojodu and Ojodu Bus Rapid Transit terminal.
Reacting to the damages, Omotoso lamented that this is not what Lagos State is known for, urging citizens to see each others as brothers.
He said, “I want us to realise that all of these happened before the curfew. This was why the government imposed the curfew. The correct situation is that these attacks sparked the curfew
“This is not d kind of Lagos we know and want to know. We should see ourselves as brothers. The kind of rebuilding that we have to do now is great. This is a tough and difficult time for us but we will come out stronger.”
Naija News understands that Governor Sanwo-Olu was at Ajeromi by Fatai Adekunle Ayoola and Fatai Ajidagba, Chairmen of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government and Ifelodun Local Council Development Area respectively.
“The governor inspected the burnt vehicles, numbering 86 and looted offices and buildings in the secretariat. He expressed dismay at the actions of the vandals. He empathised with women and children believed to be wives and kinsmen of police officers in the barracks.” a statement from Ajeromi LG Chief Press Secretary, Fakunle Ekundayo, said.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.
Naija News reports that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.
Source: Naija News