…Says Ruins of Today Inimical to Future Growth
The Executive Chairman Of Itire-Ikate LCDA, Hon. (Dr.) Ahmed Olanrewaju Apatira passionately appeal to youths of the Nation to embrace the mechanism of peaceful engagement and dialogue in resolving the lingering crisis that emanated from their peaceful protest against police brutalities and other associated vices.
“The wanton destruction evidently seen across highbrow areas and other parts of Lagos State was worrisome and devastating; ruins of today inimical to future growth, says Dr. Apatira.”
The Council Boss emphasized that it is apparent the heinous act such as destruction and setting ablaze of government, private properties and desecration of the traditional home of the Oba of Lagos, among other mayhem recorded were carried out by hoodlums who hijacked the precarious situation in the country resulting from the shocking and condemnable act of shooting at peacefully protesting at Lekki toll gate on the evening of Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 by yet to be identified security operatives.
Dr. Apatira said the unity of the country is too sacrosanct to be broken and must be sincerely respected by all citizens in order for normalcy to return to our various communities.
“Whereas our LCDA has been relatively calm, I am greatly saddened by the break down of law and order around Karounwi Street and its environs yesterday by some bandits and particularly showed strong empathy towards a former councillor and other co-residents for the huge damages experienced during the attack.”
The Council helmsman said intelligent gathering is ongoing, and measures has been put in place to forestall future occurrences.
It is imperative to state that as parents, the onus lies on us to counsel our wards on the grave dangers of lending their support to groups who are not genuine protesters but wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Besides, he appealed to residents to conscientiously be on the lookout for positive information that will aid the security operatives in discharging their duties judiciously in our LCDA and State.
Furthermore, the executive chairman gave massive credence to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s efforts and commitment in the last 48 hours to restoring peace back to our dear state.
Hon. Apatira sought the continual trust of residents in having great hope in all the government agencies stressing their usual reliable apparatuses will in no time function effectively and efficiently again.