–Calls for Peace Within the LGA
Following the destruction of public and private properties, and loss of innocent lives from aftermath of the EndSARS protest, the Executive Chairman of Ojo Local Government Area (LGA), Hon. Rasulu Idowu has visited scenes of vandalisation in the LGA and appealed for peace to reign in the area.
This was made known in a press statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Ojo LGA Chairman, Daramola Moruff, yesterday 26th October 2020.
“It a new dawn again in Ojo Local Government, as peace begins to return gradually aftermath of the last week uprising that results to open attacks on public/private properties and killings of Innocents, triggered by the snowballed and hijacked youths’ peaceful protest of #ENDSars #ENDPoliceBrutality crusade, where hoodlums and fifth columnist took advantage of to perpetuate heinous and nefarious acts aimed at crushing pace of development in Lagos State and reverse the state to almost bankruptcy.
“The Executive Chairman, Hon. Rasulu Olusola Idowu in his proactiveness reach out to the communities in Ojo Local Government as part of emulation of the Lagos State Governor, H.E Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu to inspect damages and console with victims of the recent attacks in our jurisdictions and the council mayor addressed the crowd at the visits” The statement reads.
“It was a dark moments of monumental loss; it’s recorded states-wide in Nigeria, especially Lagos State, how many police stations, Local Government Secretariat and parastatal among other public/private properties was razed, ransacked; and looted to penury, and It’s quite unfortunate.
“Having paid visit around to on spots of scenes yesterday and from situation reports gathered, I think Ojo’s case was quite minimal when juxtaposed with Arsons recorded out there in other parts of the state, where only the Ojo police station was ransacked with two of its patrol vans burn down and security men’s valuables taken away by miscreants. Ajangbadi ilemba-hausa police station is intact despite the repelled attempt; also some warehouses of business owners and the Lagos State Agricultural farm inputs centre at Olugbemi estate, Agric bus stop, Ojo was bugled, with State’s raw foods and palliative materials carted away by unlawful burglars. It was a show of sabotage and highly condemnable.”
“It was a myriads and I think the sad occurrence calls for sober among all; be you individuals, private and public institutions, imposing us to retrace our steps, to wright the wrong in the scheme of service and respective duty of care to neighbors, charted with sincerity of purpose.” The chairman said
“The dark moments experienced at the material time of this part of Lagos State, taught us and exhibited a certain optimal level of communal unity and indigents foresightedness with synergy to protect their Heritage and what belongs to them in the face of storm.”
“Kudos to all of you for your resilience and we shouldn’t have done otherwise, when we all know how much our Heritage means to us and how far we have work hard to build them, thus, we can’t open our eyes to loose it to ravaging vandals and arsonist, who were hell-bent to maimed. We say thank you to all of you for your steadfast in patriotism.
“To the angered, let it be known that it’s only in peace we all can have the progress in changes we hope for in our protest and let’s give it an enduring moments while your request is been taken for manifestation.
“While Statewide efforts are on going to arrest the situation, thereby facilitate quick repairs of the Arsons, it is the primary duty of governance to formulate a peaceful and enforce policies of public trust and acceptability in tandem with the norms and culture of a dynamic society.
“Please bear with us as we reaffirm our promises to do more and be all encompassing in our representations in Service.
” Thank you once more for the support and cooperation, together we can protect, reset and resuscitate our dear State to Sunshine again.” He added.