Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has set up the Lagos Rebuild Trust Fund for reconstruction of public property destroyed during the period of violence following the #EndSARS protest in the state.
He also put together an eight-man LRTF committee, and announced that he would soon send a bill to the House of Assembly in respect of the fund.
The governor said these on Wednesday while signing an executive order to inaugurate the committee.
He stated, “We have decided to look to the future with hope as we work on healing the wounds of our recent past. Instead of wallowing in our pain, we have chosen to positively move forward. We will embrace new standards of governance; we will build stronger partnerships, stronger people, stronger institutions, and a stronger state.
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“In the last few weeks, we have been inundated with local and global offers of assistance to rebuild our state and recover all we lost to arson and violence in October. It is obvious that we can no longer wait to begin the onerous task of reconstructing Lagos State. In the next few days, our government will send a bill to the Lagos State House of Assembly for the establishment of a trust fund to rebuild Lagos.
“However, with the deluge of offers of immediate help and assistance that we have received locally and internationally, we can no longer wait until the bill is passed. It is expedient that our enumeration, recovery, and rebuilding efforts start as soon as possible.”