Also warning against the protests yesterday, Lagos State government urged youths not to protest at the Lekki tollgate tomorrow. The Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho, who made the appeal during an interview on Arise TV, pleaded with the protesters not to “cause trouble” in the state, adding that there was nothing to warrant a fresh protest in Lagos.
He said: “We all saw what happened in October last year, how some of the iconic buildings in Lagos were razed. “We saw how human lives were wasted, including policemen and nobody prays for that kind of thing to happen in Lagos again. Because of that, the Lagos State government has been suing for peace.
“We have been meeting traditional rulers, youth organisations, civil societies, and people we think can influence things for us not to have the kind of thing that happened in October last year. “As it is now, Lagos will require peace to grow our economy. We need peace for Lagosians to display their creative skills.
“Nobody wants to go back to the scene of October 2020. We are appealing to both sides not to cause trouble in Lagos so that we can continue to focus on the economic and social issues that are facing us. “We have COVID-19, all manners of things that are coming up that the state government is tackling. This is going to be a big distraction. We are appealing to both sides. Lagos belongs to all of us.”