Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has reacted to the demolition exercise embarked upon by the Lagos state government in Alaba International Market.
Recall that the Lagos state government said it would be demolishing “distressed” buildings in the market.
Oby Ezekwesili who waded into the controversy that has trailed the demolition exercise, asked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to publish details of each destroyed building and the dateline of due process rules that were exhausted.
She also said that it would be wise for the Governor to take her counsel on transparency and full disclosure since it would provide evidence to the public that this is not a vengeful political attack against the predominant Igbo community in Alaba Market.
The former Minister tweeted;
“The Governor Sanwo-Olu-led @followlasgon Friday started the process of removing what it described as distressed buildings in the Alaba International Market in the Ojo Local Government Area”. I have a Policy advice for @jidesanwooluthat would be helpful for all sides and the public. Mr Governor, please immediately publish details of each destroyed building and the dateline of Due Process rules that were exhausted by your Government before it was “removed”.
“It will be wise for the Governor to take this counsel on Transparency and Full Disclosure since it would provide evidence to the public that this is not a vengeful political attack against the predominant Igbo community in Alaba Market. Let me also use this opportunity to really again advise the @followlasgand its cheerleaders including @officialABATto be careful in persisting to brew a terribly toxic atmosphere against fellow citizens since before, during and after the 2023 elections. Governance by maliciousness does no one any good. A word is sufficient for only the wise.”