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Buhari gets report on ‘Lagos destruction’

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday met President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he presented a report on properties damaged by hoodlums in Lagos State during the EndSARS protests.

Presidency Nigeria tweeted #AsoVillaToday, “President @MBuhari this afternoon met with Governor @jidesanwoolu of Lagos. The Governor presented a report on the extent of the destruction suffered by Lagos State in the aftermath of the ENDSARS protests.”

Sanwo-Olu, however, declined to take questions from newsmen at the end of the meeting.

Recall that Ministers from the Southwest, who were directed to relocate to their home states for the purpose of dousing the tension precipitated by the #ENDSARS protests and the ensuing lawlessness, recommended investigations into the role of the Army in the Lekki Toll Plaza shooting incident.

In their report presented to the Federal Executive Council (FEC), they had also recommended that the federal government should assist businesses affected by the arson and looting in Lagos and other parts of the country through the Central Bank of Nigeria and the National Economic Council (NEC).

They specifically recommended the use of the CBN Intervention Mechanism under the COVID-19 funding or any other related funding mechanism to assist victims of the arson attack across the country, beginning with Lagos State.

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