The Southwest caucus of the senate on Tuesday said the aftermath’s attraction to looting that took place during the #EndSARS Protest in Lagos was an act it describes as orchestrated tragedy as it call for thorough investigation.
The senators who are on a visit to the state noted that the burden of rebuilding would be too much for Lagos alone, promised to get the support of the National Assembly and the Federal Government to assist the state in recovering.
Speaking during their visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu , the senators commiserate with him on the loss of lives and properties in the state.
The delegation was led by Senator Ajayi Boroffice, who represents Ondo North senatorial district.
Boroffice expressed worry that many youths working in the businesses that were destroyed would be rendered jobless, adding that it would take time for owners of affected businesses to recover, given the extent of losses.
“Adequate decisions had been taken by the government to attend to the demands of the protesters. Of course, some of the demands require constitutional amendment and cannot be done immediately. The Senate showed its readiness to look into the issues with the necessary amendments. So, it was unnecessary for the protest to be prolonged to the point of being hijacked by those with violent agenda,” he added.
Sanwo-Olu, in his response, expressed concern that some Lagos communities had become vulnerable to crimes following arsonists’ attacks on police stations and facilities housing security operatives.