Southwest Ministers under the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) have asked the Federal Government to “thoroughly Investigate” to role played by the army in the shootings that happened at Lekki toll gate.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had asked Ministers to return to their states to interface with the youths as #EndSARS protests raged on.
They were asked to present a report afterwards and the Southwest presented theirs to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday.
“We urged that the federal government to undertake a thorough investigation into what happened in the Lekki Toll Plaza, particularly the role of the military and ensure that the outcome is made public with a view to achieving closure on the matter,” Fashola told reporters at the end of Wednesday’s FEC meeting.
“The highlight of the brief was to make recommendations to the federal government to support Lagos State to restore damaged facilities especially those related to the maintenance of law and order and the administration of justice such as police, court buildings and forensic laboratory.
“To also consider supporting the Lagos High Court judges either with the provision of some office accommodation as a temporary relocation when that request is made. Of course it was hinted during the visit. To also urged federal government to consider short to medium term support to small and medium businesses who were affected by the looting and arson which took place in Lagos and other parts of the country, to see if something can be done through the Central Bank Intervention Mechanism under the COVID-19 funding or any other related funding mechanism.
“And to also ensure that whatever is approved should also involved the National Economic Council, the platform on which state governors meet, so that other states across the country who were also affected, businesses were damaged can benefit in addition to Lagos residence who may so be supported.”