Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that he and the residents of the state have learned their lessons and recovered from the psychological trauma as a result of events that unfolded during the #EndSARS protests.
Naija News recalls that thousands of Nigerians, mostly youths took to the streets to protest against police brutality in October 2020 after a video went viral of a man allegedly killed by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars).
Reports claimed that no fewer than fifty people were killed by excessive use of force used by the army and police during the nationwide protest.
Governor Sanwo-Olu while speaking on Sunday in an interview on Channels Television recalled how the event led to the loss of lives and the destruction of infrastructures in Lagos.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governor said there are two sides to the EndSARS protest.
“I would say that we have recovered psychologically from it. But we’re still, you know, working out the infrastructural recovery because I mean, infrastructure is not something that you will fix in one day,” Sanwo-Olu said.
The governor added: “So, with the infrastructural renewal, it’s still an ongoing, budgetary allocation. For example, the major courts in Lagos, we’re developing a 15-storey edifice that will take about 60 courts at once.
“That is the kind of imposing structure that we’re bringing back to Igbosere high court. And this will take time.
“But in terms of the psychology of it, I believe that my citizens and myself, we’re out of it. We’ve learned our lessons; we understand the meaning and the lessons of it. It was collateral damage that we do know that we had nothing to do with, but that’s what it is. Time heals.”