The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, met with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).
During the meeting at the Aso Rock Villa, the governor presented a report on properties damaged by hoodlums in Lagos.
“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. #AsoVillaToday,” the Presidency tweeted.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Gawat Jubril, said the report contained images of facilities destroyed in Lagos State.
“Governor @jidesanwoolu today, presented the report of the recent coordinated arson in Lagos State to President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. In the report were the images of public and private assets destroyed in the violence sparked by the hijack of #EndSARS protest,” he tweeted.
The PUNCH had reported that buildings in Lagos were torched on Wednesday, October 21, and sporadic clashes erupted after the shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters by security forces at the Lekki toll gate.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, said Sanwo-Olu told him the state would need N1trillion for reconstruction in the aftermath of the destruction caused by hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protests.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce said, in a statement, that estimated economic losses during the #EndSARS protests were at N700 billion.
The Governor had established the Lagos State Rebuilding Trust Fund and set up an eight-man Board to coordinate efforts to restore lost assets.
He said the trust fund would look into rebuilding the state after suspected hoodlums destroyed public and private facilities in the state. (The Punch)