We went round Lagos today to inspect and assess the assets destroyed by arsonists during the unrest that enveloped our dear state in the past few days.
I stood in disbelief at the sight of the proportions of destruction wreaked by hoodlums, who took advantage of the #endsars protest to loot and destroy.
I visited the vandalised palace of the Oba of Lagos. And reeled in shock as I went round the ravaged chambers in the palace which were built centuries ago.
The oldest edifice of the Nigerian judiciary. The High Court of Lagos State in Igbosere has become a ghost of itself. Its unique architectural design has been tarnished, coated with smudge of soots. Its roof blown off, and courtrooms were littered with charred remains of files and wood charcoals.
In total, I visited 27 locations across the state where Government assets and private properties were destroyed.
Moving forward from the unfortunate incident at the Lekki toll, and the resulting destruction of properties, we have to continue the process of healing. These past few days have been lessons learnt. I take responsibility. I am your Governor, and I owe it to you to keep you safe at all times. My heart goes out to everyone across our state who have been affected in one way or the other.
We also need to stop some of our citizens still using the social media to instigate or incite people. It will not be under my watch that we will continue to lose people and the city with the largest economy in the largest black nation. Enough is enough. Let’s imbibe a spirit of oneness. Let’s triple check information before we spread it. One false information can trigger a chain reaction.
Having assessed the current situation within the metropolis, we have ordered the relaxation of the ongoing curfew, permitting movement and business activities from 8am to 6pm.
LAWMA personnel have also been deployed to start the clean up of our roads.