By Janice Tyo
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, has called on some notable youths to attend a ‘Peace walk’ with him for the healing of Lagos State.
Governor Sanwo-Olu made the request on Tuesday at a press conference held at the State House, Marina, while speaking on the report of the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry that investigated the Lekki Toll Gate shooting of October 20, 2020.
He stated that he will be leading a Walk for Peace to herald the healing of the land.
The governor called on youths, members of the diplomatic corps, civil society groups, students and the media to join him in the peace walk.
According to him, this gesture is going to signal a new beginning towards the rebuilding of the state.
The governor specifically invited Folarin Falana, a singer popularly known as Falz; Debo Adebayo, a comedian popularly known as Mr Macaroni; Dele Farotimi, an activist and lawyer; Temitope Majekodunmi the youth representative on the Lagos judicial panel; Segun Awosanya (Segalink), a representative of the civil rights group on the Lagos judicial panel; Seun Kuti, the son of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, among others to join him in the historic march for our dear Lagos state.
He said: ‘’Nobody will build this city for us. Let us show the world who we are. We are Lagosians. A people of great renown, driven by the irrepressible spirit of Lagos.
‘’It is a testimony to our strength and resilience as people that, despite the huge losses incurred because of these terrible incidents, we have bounced back, with our economy as vibrant and virile as ever. I have no doubt whatsoever that our prospects are as bright as ever and the best lies ahead of Lagos state and Nigeria.”
Sanwo-Olu also said that his government will on Tuesday (today) release the white paper on the report submitted by the EndSARS judicial panel of Inquiry on November 15, 2021.