Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu says he was moved to tears during the assessment tour of assets destroyed by suspected hoodlums.
Speaking with reporters on Friday, Sanwo-Olu said he visited 27 locations where there was wanton destruction, leaving behind ruins like a war zone.
The governor listed some bus terminals, police stations, private malls and offices, banks, ATM machines, high court, Oba of Lagos palace and two hospitals among the places he visited.
“What we’ve seen is the highest level of wanton destruction, a destruction that is like a war zone,” he said.
“I am indeed very traumatised right now, I couldn’t even come out of my car at some point in time. I was moved to tears when I saw our oldest court in Africa possibly, but certainly the oldest in Nigeria razed down. My heart bled, I couldn’t watch any further.
“The level of destruction and the level of pain that we have is a lot. I want to use this opportunity again to appeal and appease the people that this is not the Lagos that was handed over to me on May 29, 2020.
“Since 1967, I am not sure we have witnessed anything close to this before with the level of destruction in the places we have been to today.
“Moving forward, we need to continue to heal ourselves, talk to ourselves, advice and implore some of our citizens that are still using social media to instigate, or to ask people to stand up again or to incite citizens and young men.
“At the level of what we have seen, I think anybody that is doing that, such people will have to require psychological test. It certainly won’t be under my watch, that we would lose the city with the highest population in Africa and largest economy in the whole of the black race.”
He further said the cleaning of the city will commence from Friday night by Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) officials as “ there is a whole lot of road blocks and tires burnt on the road”.
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This is the highest destruction I have ever seen in my life, I don’t think we need this, we can’t blame any body in government now if they failed to perform what they promised us, the destruction will set Lagos state back for almost 10 years, no money to finance all these kinds of destruction, I think am not in support of all this, is BRT buses owned by SARS OR POLICE or High court own by SARS or Police, or local government owned by SARS or police, Governor Ambode took loans to do those brt parks and bought brt buses which is for our own use not government use, now we are going back to our previous Molue buses if that is the prayer we want. I personally condemned those stupid and barbaric acts of destruction we don’t help ourselves not to take of government