A human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu has condemned Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State over the resumption of tolling at the Lekki tollgate.
Yesufu stated that the reopening of the Lekki tollgate has shown that the Lagos government does not care about the lives that were lost during the #EndSARS protest on October 20, 2020.
In a recent online interview, Yesufu stated that reopening the Lekki tollgate for tolling some months before the 2023 general election is callous and inhumane.
She slammed the Lagos government for reopening the Lekki tollgate after it had rejected the findings of the judicial panel and the victims of the Lekki shooting had not gotten any justice.
She said: “One of the things that should really make us sit down and think about our lives as citizens of this country, whether indeed we are citizens or slaves.
“It is fact that less than 10 months to a general election, the government is coming out to reopen a tollgate, where people were killed by soldiers who were brought in by the Nigerian government.
“Innocent citizens who said, “please don’t kill us” were actually killed. They are reopening this tollgate that has such a painful memory when justice has not fully been given to victims; when the panel that was set up by the state indicted the state and indeed said there was violence met out on the people.
“The state has not done much about the report from the panel. They haven’t even accepted the panel’s report. They have not owned up to what they have done yet they are coming up to reopen the tollgate a few months before the election.
“The message they are passing is that they have absolutely no zero regard for the lives of Nigerian citizens.”