Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Rep. reveals that a minimum of N1 Trillion will be needed in rebuilding the extensive damage in Lagos state.
This followed after the South West Governors claimed that there were some elements relentlessly trying to annihilate the South West and destroy its common heritage.
Also, the Ministers from South West condemned the violence, saying the proper investigation would be conducted to determine the cause of the violence and prevent future occurrence.
They spoke during a commiseration and solidarity visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at Lagos House, Marina, after a spot assessment of some structures burnt by hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protests last Wednesday and Thursday in Lagos Island.
The team visited the burnt Nigeria Port Authority, NPA, building, Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre, located in CMS, and the popular Lekki Toll Gate, Admiralty Circle.
Gbajabiamila, speaking with state house correspondents, 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.
“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.
“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 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.