The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat addresses Lagosians on Friday. He sues for peace during an interview on Star 101.5FM. He reiterated that the original #EndSARS protesters are peaceful. However, it was hijacked by thugs in the State.
Furthermore, he decried the violence in the State for the past few days. He mentioned some properties and infrastructures that were destroyed/ vandalised by these hoodlums. Among them were, the City Hall, the Palace of the Oba of Lagos, and the ultramodern Oyingbo Transit Hub. Moreover, some private-owned properties were also affected.
He said, “We have to be sincere. The genuine protesters were peaceful. They were demanding for something that we all can understand and the Governor and myself marched with them.”
Thereafter, he called on Lagosians to be peaceful and unite once more. Furthermore, they should shun all violent acts as this will stall any form of progress in the State.
“We must dialogue with ourselves, we must intelligently sit down and decide the best way to move our State and Country forward.”
“Let’s all calm down; let’s all relax. Let’s not destroy businesses set up to employ our people. Those who have ideas should bring them up for discussion.”