By Industrial Digest
“The Federal Government should come to the aid of the Lagos State Government to rebuild the large number of assets that were destroyed by the hoodlums that hijacked the EndSars protest.
“The Chamber also called on the banks to which some of the victims were indebted to demonstrate an uncommon compassion towards them in respect of their indebtedness”
These calls were made by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President, Mrs.Toki Mabogunje.
“We share the pain of all investors: micro, small, medium, and large that suffered losses as a result of the arson, looting, and the destruction of their valuable fixed and moveable assets.
We share the grave concern of employees who are at the risk of losing their jobs as a result of these deplorable and debilitating incidents, ” she said.
In her words, to rebuild the Lagos economy has become necessary given the current challenging economic conditions that the state was already grappling with.
“We should sustain the status of our country as the biggest economy on the African continent, and preserve the status of Lagos as a leading commercial city in Africa and the commercial hub of the West African sub-region.
“We should collectively strengthen our resilience, build an inclusive economy, and deepen citizen engagement.
We believe there are lessons to be learned by all concerned – protesters, the government, security agencies, and citizens.
“We are all in this together and we need the cooperation and support of all to build a Lagos and Nigeria of our dreams. “