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South-West governors, ministers visit Lagos, urge for peace; commend Sanwo-Olu for measures adopted


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South-West governors and ministers visited Lagos on Sunday to commiserate with Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Lagosians over the EndSARS protest mayhem in the state. The visitors, who also called for peace to reign, went round some of the property that were destroyed during the mayhem. Sanwo-Olu, in company of state government officials, also took the South-West Governors and Ministers to some affected areas including Igbosere High Court, City Hall, Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre, Lekki Toll Plaza, NPA Headquarter, among others. Speaking after the inspection of the destroyed property, the Chairman of South-West Governors’ Forum, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, said that what happened in Lagos had impacted negatively on the whole region. “The Governors of the South-West States of Nigeria wish to solidarise with the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu, on the unfortunate occurrences of the past few days in Lagos State, which have impacted, negatively, on the whole region. “It is disquieting, to assert the least, that a protest, widely acclaimed as peaceful and purpose-driven, has been hijacked by some people, ostensibly to execute a destructive design. MYSTERY CAMERA SIGHTED AT LEKKI TOLL GATE This came as Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola who led a Federal Government delegation on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to commiserate with the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the loss of lives and destruction of properties in the violence that rocked the state last week discovered a hidden camera at the Lekki Toll Gate in Admiralty Circle.  Fashola who led Ministers of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Mines and Industries, Olamilekan Adegbite, Niyi Adebayo, Trade and Investments and Olorunnibe Mamora, Health state on the visit, discovered the camera during an on the spot assessment at the Lekki Toll Gate. He subsequently handed it over to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for forensic analysis and further investigation. Chairman of the South-West governors’ Forum who spoke on behalf of the team said: “We commiserate with the families of victims of violence across Lagos State and slain policemen. We pray that the Almighty grant them the fortitude to bear these avoidable losses. “We also note, with much pain and sadness, the vast and spreading destruction of property belonging to notable individuals and vestiges of our collective patrimony and pride,´´ Akeredolu, who is also the Governor of Ondo State, said that the demands of the peaceful protesters were already being met, regretting how the situation turned to mayhem….

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