Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, today visited the palace of Oba of Lagos, HRM Rilwan Akiolu that was looted and destroyed by hoodlums on Wednesday and also visited Local Government Secretariats, Police Stations, and other facilities attacked by hoodlums in the state.
The governor and his team had visited the Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government, Ajeromi Divisional Police Headquarters, Layeni, and Amukoko Police Stations.
Other places visited are Lagos State Public Works Office at Ojodu and Ojodu Bus Rapid Transit terminal.
Speaking during the visit, Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso, said the attacks on public facilities compelled the state government to impose a curfew on the state.
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.”
At Ajeromi, the governor was received 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.