By Benjamin Omoike
South West caucus of the Nigeria Senate on Tuesday visited Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on condolence visit for the mayhem caused by aftermath effects of EndSars protest.
The Senators, led by Senator Ajayi Boroface, while addressing the press, said the Senate will urge the Federal Government to assist Lagos State Government financially, so as to cushion the effect of damages done by hoodlums to the state.
According to him, “the damages done cannot be handled by Lagos alone.”
“We are delegation of the South West caucus of the Senate, to pay condolence visit on governor of Lagos State and commiserate with him on the recent events. We are indeed not happy that this type of damage has been done to Lagos State. We pray this does not happen again. We all have a role to play to ensure the state moves forward. I want to plead with the media to put Nigeria first,” he said.
He added: “On our part as Senate, we are working with the state government to ensure those demands by the youths that require approval by us, will be done quickly. We are going to move a motion to urge the Federal Government to come to the assistance of Lagos State, because the damage done to Lagos cannot be handled by the state government alone.”
The South West Senators on condolence visit were 17 in number, including Boroffice Robert Ajayi (Ondo North); Akinyelure Patrick Ayo (Ondo Central); Tofowomo Nicholas ( Ondo South); Tinubu Oluremi Shade (Lagos Central); Adeola Solomon Olamilekan (Lagos West); Amosun Ibikunle Oyelaja (Ogun Central); Odebiyi Akinremi Tolulope (Ogun West); Bashiru Surajudeen Ajibola (Osun Central) and Fadahunsi Francis Adenigba (Osun East).
Others are Oriolowo Aderele Adeyemi (Osun West); Folarin Teslim Kolawole (Oyo Central); Buhari Abdulfatai (Oyo North); Balogun Kola Ademola, Adetunmbi Olubunmi A (Ekiti North); Bamidele Micheal Opeyemi (Ekiti Central) and Olujimi Abiodun (Ekiti South).
Meanwhile, governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the full resumption of operations of both food markets and non-food markets.
They are now to open daily.
In a statement announcing this, the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed, said Mr Governor took the decision to further enhance trade and commerce and mitigate the hardship of recent times and ensure that Lagosians can recover fast.
Dr Ahmed pointed out that Mr Governor also advised the continued observance of all safety protocols.
He noted that traders and their customers must adhere strictly to the covid 19 protocols for their safety and the citizenry at large.