#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 …

LOCKDOWN VIOLATION: 22 ExxonMobil Staffs Will Be Prosecuted

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced that 22 staff of ExxonMobile who flew into Rivers state on Thursday April 15, in violation of a lockdown order he issued will be prosecuted. 


Asides disclosing that the 22 oil workers will be prosecuted in court just like the 2 Caverton Helicopter pilots, Wike also stated that the state is prepared to test the laws on its ability to shut its borders and protect the lives of its people in view of the widespread COVID-19 pandemic. 


The Governor said; 


“ExxonMobil brought in 22 persons without telling us so that they can be quarantined and tested. I will fight this on my own; the security agencies have orders from Abuja (not to be involved) but we will go to court. 

“We (Rivers) and ExxonMobil, we will test the law; the law must be tested. We will do same thing to ExxonMobil as we did to Caverton Helicopter. They will not be treated differently, just because they are a foreign company and the other a Nigerian company.

“These people don’t want to respect the laws just because they are ExxonMobil but this will expose those in Abuja because nobody can use Rivers as you. They should not kill Rivers people because they hate Wike.”


Wike maintained that the law is not practiced on the pages of newspapers but in court, as he lashed out at persons and unions who have taken up the state on the face-off with the indigenous air shuttle company. 


He added; 


“People in Abuja are not happy (because of the low infection rate in Rivers state). They are not happy that there are no reports of new cases every day.”


Reacting to the Rivers State Governor's threat of prosecution, ExxonMobil's Media and Communication manager, Oge Udeagha said:


“We are working with Rivers state government to resolve a transportation misunderstanding. As always, wherever we operate, we comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulation.”