Lagos Has Psychologically Recovered From EndSARS – Gov Sanwo Olu
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said Lagosians have psychologically recovered from protest against brutality carried out two years back, tagged #EndSARS.
Sanwo-Olu said this on Sunday to Channels Television, Lagos has survived through the recovery of its lost infrastructure.
EndSARS was a nationwide decentralised social movement in October 2020, a series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria, which originally started in 2017 before spreading. In the course of the protest, many police stations and BRT buses were burnt and destroyed.
The governor said: “I would say we have recovered psychologically from it but we are still working out the infrastructure recovery from it. Infrastructure is not something that you would fix in one day.
“The infrastructure renewal is an ongoing process. We are developing a 15-storey edifice that would take about 60 courts at once for the Igbosere High Court.”
He added that residents of Lagos as well as the government, had learnt their lessons while trying to recover from the collateral damage.
The governor conveyed his notion that time had been healing the wounds from the protest, saying that the people had become more forward-looking, seeking progress after such a mishap.
“We are not taking anyone for granted and taking anything to chance and what they (youth) want is not about what has happened, but the opportunity being given to them to flourish. That is what we are doing,” he added.