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#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.


ALSO READ: I WISH I NEVER CREATED SARS IN 1984

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 …

Fire Guts Fuel Station In Lagos

Following the skidding-off of a a tanker loaded with petrol, resulting into a fire, 2 persons are feared dead and some others feared injured at Coconut under bridge, along Apapa road, Lagos state.



About 29 vehicles parked in a mechanic workshop under the bridge were also burnt, while.....
two cars inside a garage in the area were razed.
According to Punch, trouble started after some miscreants besieged the tanker, which fell at about 8pm on Sunday, to scoop fuel into jerrycans.

They were reportedly running away from the scene when a jerrycan fell from one of them and subsequently caught fire.


Sources report that two persons were trapped in the fire, which spread back to the scene of the accident and caused the tanker to explode.
At the scene on Monday, February 13, about 29 burnt vehicles could be counted, apart from the tanker, as mechanics lamented their losses.
One of the victims, Friday Asuquo, said five vehicles brought by his customers for repairs were destroyed by the inferno, which raged for about two hours.
He said, “I came to park a Toyota Matrix around 7pm yesterday (Sunday). As I got home, I was called on the telephone that a tanker fell and it resulted in a fire incident.
The fire didn’t break out immediately. Some area boys were scooping fuel from the tanker and it led to a fire incident.
“Apart from the Toyota Matrix, three Jeeps of different brands, and a Big Daddy Toyota brought by my customers were burnt. One of my customers has come, I am still expecting others to come for us to discuss. About 30 vehicles were burnt in this workshop. Some have been removed.”
Another mechanic, Shola Adebayo, told newsmen that he was relaxing at home when his apprentice called him. He said four of his customers’ vehicles – Toyota Sienna, Toyota Camry, a pick-up and ML – were razed.
“It was a great loss to me and I don’t know what to tell the owners of the vehicles. My income is not enough to cater to my family; but I believe God is in control.
“Two of those scooping fuel suffered serious burns, but I don’t know whether they are alive or dead,” he added.
A member of a union at the garage, Sulyman Olanrewaju, said the fire started about an hour after the tanker fell.
Olanrewaju said, “Speeding caused the accident. Then hoodlums began to scoop fuel from the tanker. Some people tried to chase them away. In the process, one of them fell while running away with the fuel in a jerrycan and it resulted in the fire. The boy was caught in the fire and was rushed to a hospital. I am not sure that he will survive.”
“The two cars that got burnt here were brought for repainting. It was unfortunate that the hoodlums engaged in this kind of act to wreak havoc on the property of innocent people.”
A sympathiser, who did not disclose his name, lamented the losses caused by the accident, saying that the tanker driver fled the scene.


According to The Punch, it took the joint effort of officials of the Lagos State Fire Service and the state emergency management agency to put out the fire.
The fire service director, Rasaq Fadipe, said the driver had wanted to negotiate a sharp bend under the bridge, adding that firefighters from four stations were deployed to put out the fire.
He said, “The vehicle might have just left a depot and was going towards Mile 2. The driver lost control of the vehicle and the tanker fell, resulting in an explosion.
“The fire trailed the spilled content to a mechanic yard, where over 50 vehicles were parked. Twenty one caught fire, but we were able to prevent over 30 vehicles from being burnt. Fire stations from Alausa, Sari Iganmu, Ilupeju and Isolo responded. There was no casualty.”
Fadipe also advised motorists against speeding and urged them to always have functioning fire extinguishers in their vehicles.

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