The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu received the Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-rufai on thursday.
El-rufai who was in Lagos to commiserate with his Lagos state counterpart over the coordinated arson sparked by the #EndSARS protest described the gravity of the destruction as “pure evil”.
The Kaduna state Governor says he almost shed tears looking through the pictures of the destruction in Lagos.
“I have spent time to see some of the pictures of the destruction done on public properties in Lagos and I nearly shed tears. Anyone who cares about development and progress will cry after seeing what has been done to public facilities and people’s investment that provided jobs to youths”.
“While expressing anger on police brutality may be right, but destroying public properties, which will have to be rebuilt using money that is needed to invest in other public infrastructure, under the guise of protest is nothing but self-destruction. The Government of Lagos and the Federal Government will have to re-invest scarce resources that could have been used for other things to rebuild the vandalised facilities.
“As a colleague, I can confirm that Governor of Lagos did all that could be done to ensure that this destruction does not take place. It is very sad to see what had happened in Lagos. I want to assure you that we will support you getting Lagos back on track. We will do whatever support Lagos needs from us to get back better.”
El-rufai also symphathised with the families of the policemen who died during the violence.