Ikorodu federal Rep Member, Hon Babajimi Benson has written an open letter ro To Ikorodu Division Youths, to commend them for demonstrating great restraint and extreme maturity during the violence that engulfed the state in the last 48 hours.
Following the alleged shooting and killing of #EndSars protesters at the Lekki axis of Lagos, angry youths had descended violently on major public and private properties in the State.
As at the last count, 120 BRT buses, TVC Station, The Nation Newspaper, NPA Building, Oba of Lagos Palace, police stations and Ikoyi toll plaza were among facilities burnt or torched by the irate mob.
Curiously, none of such violence was recorded across Ikorodu Division of the State, Inspite of the fact that the Division took active part in the #EndSARS protest that lasted 14 days.
To this end, Hon Benson has decided to formally write to Ikorodu Division youths and to appreciate them for maintaining peace in the face of extreme provocation.
The open letter is reproduced below;
My Dear Aburos,
I write to thank you immensely for showing great restraint in the destruction of public properties put within our care by the Federal, State and Local Governments despite provocations. You have handled issues and bottled up frustrations in a most admirable manner that deserves commendation and I SALUTE YOU ALL.
As earlier stated in my correspondence on the #EndSARS protest, I align my thoughts with your ability to galvanize one another to demand good governance. It is an ongoing conversation which is feasible and you must be prepared.
The task ahead demands that you must continue to ask questions from your local, state and federal representatives until sustainable reforms are achieved and broader opportunities provided for the teeming youths within Ikorodu Federal Constituency.
For the rest of us, the agitations of the youth are our underlying demands too. The reforms you demanded would not only benefit this generation but the entire society. So, I salute your cooperation and endurance in this regard.
In my own capacity, I have also heard your agitations and will be swift in ensuring legislations and policies to support your demands and ensure they are facilitated to the best of my ability.
I remain yours in service and it is our desire to hand over to you and the next generation behind a united, better and peaceful Ikorodu Division.
Ikorodu Agbewa o.