FUNMILAYO AKANDE MUHAMMED SPEECH ON THE VANDALIZATION AND LOOTING OF THE COUNCIL’S SECRETARIAT AT THE APAPA IGANMU PRESS CONFERENCE

DATE: TUE, OCT 27, 2020.

It’s my pleasure to welcome you all to today’s press conference. In all circumstances, let’s give thanks and adoration to Almighty Allah. As a government that’s alive to her responsibility: You will agree with me that last week, in some part of Lagos State, it has been a tortuous week. As the number (1) citizen of this great local council development area and the Chief Security Officer, the onus is on me to safeguard, protect lives and properties of the residents of Apapa Iganmu LCDA.

I am highly committed to the warfare of my people. I have done everything humanly possible to ensure peace, tranquility and harmony in my community. Our divisional police unit both Orile, Amukoko and Badia were all given a patrol vehicle to aid and enhanced their performances in curbing crimes. Regular meetings with security heads on weekly basis, arrest of notorious hoodlums and nefarious cultist within our community, special patrol team assigned in settling dispute/tussles among members of the National Union of Roads Transport Workers {N.U.R.T.W}, curbing the menace of secret cult rivals and tanker drivers to ease gridlock within Apapa Iganmu LCDA.

Sometimes, I even motivate them, give incentives and jobs to engage them to reduced their nefarious activities. The ENDSARS protest which started peacefully was hijacked by miscreants hoodlum’s, armed thugs and street urchins in defiance to the curfew imposed by the Lagos State Governor, His Excellency. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu. The current uprising which emanated from the peaceful protest plunging our state and our Local Government Development Area into wreckage and massive destruction.

Suspected armed thugs and hoodlums invaded the local government secretariat premises, broke the gate on October, Wednesday 21st, 2020 at about 12 Noon. All offices were vandalized, burgled and everything was stolen before they eventually set some part ablaze. Properties worth millions of naira were destroyed, we cannot count our losses for now. I am really aggrieved over the attacked on all state public building’s and facilities. The Amukoko police station was burnt and vandalized, the Orile police station was set ablaze, policemen was also injured and gruesomely killed in the process.

As the third tiers of government, we are the closest to the people at the grassroots, we are committed to keeping everyone safe. The video of the damages and when the arsonist were vandalizing and looting is there for all to see. On the day the vandalization took place, I received calls from all angles but unfortunately, the thugs was all armed and they overpowered some youths who tried to stop them from carrying out the heinous act.

Its is very sad indeed nothing could be save or Salvage, it has been a critically challenging phase for the entire nation. I condemned this wicked, detestable and reprehensive vicious attack unleashed on government properties. This is very pathetic as all of these are being funded by tax payers money. Some loses are irreparable. The grassroots LCDA was created to serve the community at large. I sympathise with the families, entrepreneurs, individuals and the local government/LCDA’s that suffers all kinds of loses, assets damages during this unfortunate crisis.

I thanks all those who made efforts to stop this miscreants. I was informed how some elderly Men and Women, Abled Youths and individuals fought so hard to make sure they curtail their nefarious act but it’s quite unfortunate that they were overpowered. I thank you all and I pray for more grace and enablement.

Lagos is our heritage, let all protect it. Together we can have a greater Lagos. Let’s caution our wards, Children’s, neighbours and friends to shun violence or else the long arm of the law will catches up with anyone found culprit.

Thank You And God Bless You All.

ApapaIganmuWillRiseAgain

LagosStateWillRiseAgain

NigeriaWillRiseAgain.

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Apapa Iganmu Local Council Dev. Area.

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