LAGOS, Nigeria – The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has said the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu told him the State would need N1trillion for reconstruction after the destruction caused by hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protests.
He stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents on Sunday.
Gbajabiamila spoke after taking a tour of some of the destroyed assets in Lagos.
He said, “The House of Representatives will do all it can to compensate all those who suffered brutality, including policemen that lost their lives in the process.
“However, we want to know what exactly happened at the Lekki Toll Gate. The judicial panel must reveal this. However, I want to encourage Nigerians to allow peace to reign.
“I learnt from the governor of Lagos State that it will take N1trn to rebuild what had been lost and asked him what’s the budget size of the state, he said about N1trn. You can see we are moving backward.
“Hence, we must consider the consequences of our actions before embarking on any venture. I therefore appeal to the youth to allow peace to reign henceforth. I still believe in the unity of Nigeria.”