Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, on Sunday October 25, paid a condolence visit to Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over the loss of lives and destruction of properties witnessed in the state last week.
Gbajabiamila in a statement released on his social media handles on Sunday evening said the destruction caused by the protests was a very sad event that should not occur again in the history of Nigeria.
The minister 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”. “Also whatever the house can do in rebuilding Lagos and other states it will do. We are now in a state of reconstruction. What must be done will be done. I learnt from the governor of Lagos State that it will take N1 Trillion to rebuild what had been lost and asked him whats the budget size of the state he said about N1,Trillion.
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 youths to allow peace to reign henceforth. I still believe in unity of Nigeria. You have fought a good fight, government, National Assembly have listened. Its time to take stock and ensure it never happened again. What has happened has happened.”