#EndSARS Protests: Lagos Will Need N1trillion For Reconstruction — Femi Gbajabiamila

A minimum of N1trillion is required to reconstruct Lagos State after the destruction that occurred during the #EndSARS protest and the crisis that followed, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said.

The speaker disclosed this on Sunday, October 25, during a commiseration and solidarity visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at Lagos House, Marina.

According to Vanguard, the minister 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.


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.

Hence, we …

"Nigeria Will Die If Not Restructured"

The former minister of health A.B.C Nwosu has said the Nigerian may cease to exist as country if restructuring is not considered. Professor Nwosu, who was also a political adviser to former president Olusegun Obasanjo said he is surprised that the present administration has neglected citizens’ call fir a restructured Nigeria. 

Speaking on Saturday, November 5, at the public presentation of a book: “Dan-Nzelu: The biography of one of Nigeria’s foremost oil engineers”, Nwosu said it is wrong for President Muhammadu Buhari to have rejected calls for ......
the restructuring of Nigeria’s political system.

He added that Nigeria would no longer exist as a nation if it was not restructured in a way that would weaken the power at the federal level. Nwosu said the present political arrangement poses much pressure and over-concentration of power at the federal level. He also said this was not the dream of the founding fathers of the country, Nigeria.

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 “This country will either live if restructured or die, if it is not restructured. Let me repeat it, this country will die if it doesn’t restructure; this country will live if it restructures,” Nwosu said.

“And restructuring to me is not regionalization. We can’t go on the way we are going on. “If there is a problem in the North-East, it is the federal government, in the Niger Delta, it is the federal government, in Anambra state, it is the federal government. That is not the country our founding fathers envisaged. 

“For those who don’t know, I was in secondary school, class 4, in 1960 when Nigeria gained independence. It wasn’t the vision of the premiers then. Even in church, the bishop is not in charge of determining for the parish when weddings take place.

“I am a Catholic, but Cardinal John Onaiyekan (Catholic Archbishop of Abuja) doesn’t determine Holy Trinity here; let alone the one in Gwagwalada, not to talk of my town, Nnewi.

“Why does the federal government want to be in charge of everything? 

The Federal Government will collect the money for everything, collect the powers for everything and that is why we have wastage. “You have a permanent secretary and he has so many billions of dollars and millions of naira. “It is not right, if you devolve this money or responsibilities from the centre to the government nearer to the people, they will know where the pothole is and patch it up.”

Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra have aligned itself with President Buhari’s recent statement that whoever has another country can leave Nigeria. However, the group, which have been advocating for the freedom of Biafra have said it does not agree with conditions mapped out by the president for those who would want to leave.