KADUNA, Nigeria – Governor Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday, said he almost cried after seeing photos of the destruction caused by hoodlums who hijacked the End SARS protest.
El-Rufai disclosed this during his meeting with his Lagos State counterpart, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The governor described the destruction in the state as a setback, though youths were right to express their anger.
A statement by Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile quoted El-Rufai as saying: “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.”
“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.”