Lagos State Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat has called for reconciliation among residents amid the #EndSARS crisis across the country.
The Deputy Governor admitted that the #EndSARS protesters were peaceful in an interview on Star 101.5FM today October 23, but added that it was hijacked by hoodlums who unleashed violence across Lagos and Nigeria.
Hamzat who expressed disappointment that those who did not mean well succeeded in discrediting the exercise to achieve their sinister motives, also maintained that despite the unfortunate turn of events which led to the destruction of infrastructure, such as the City Hall, the Palace of the Oba of Lagos, the ultramodern Oyingbo Transit Hub, among many others, Lagosians must come together as a united people to rebuild.
“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.”
The Deputy Governor also enjoined youths to embrace peace. He added;;
“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."