IGBO Youths condemn demolition of structures belonging to kinsmen by Sanwo-Olu in Lagos

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Igbo youths under the aegis of Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, COSEYL have condemned in strong terms the demolition of buildings in Ajao Estate by the Lagos State Government, accusing Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of fanning the embers of ethnic hostilities.



At least 13 houses have been pulled down at the estate since the demolition began on Friday.


General Manager, of Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, Gbolahan Oki, said the affected buildings lacked required approvals and were cited around airport-restricted areas and on aviation fuel pipelines.


Describing the situation as a disaster waiting to happen, Oki said the buildings could cause a pipeline explosion in the future which according to him, could result in loss of lives and properties.

The LASBCA boss also said the property owners lacked the required documents as approvals for construction in that area.

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But in a swift response, COSEYL claimed that most of the affected buildings were owned by Igbo people living in Lagos.

The apex Igbo socio-political youth group in the South East dismissed the excuses by LASBCA as flimsy, alleging that the action was a political vendetta.

It claimed it was targeted against Ndigbo for voting against the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, in Lagos during the just-concluded general elections.

COSEYL in a press statement by its President General, Goodluck Ibem, called on Governor Sanwo-Olu to immediately halt the action to avoid igniting civil unrest.

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The statement read in part: COSEYL is enraged over the massive demolition and destruction of houses and property belonging to Igbos in Rockview Ajao Estate and other areas supposedly won by the Labour Party, LP, during the presidential elections in Lagos State.

“This is wicked, barbaric, senseless, and stupidity of the highest order.

“Governor Sanwu-Olu is gradually building up anarchy and a war that might consume the entire Nation. We warn him to retrace his step and stop forthwith the demolition of Igbo houses in Lagos State.”

COSEYL further alleged that the situation had confirmed that the Lagos State Government had explanations to offer in the fire outbreaks in some Igbo-dominated markets in Lagos.

It challenged the State Government to explain all it knew about ” the attacks and killings of Igbos during the general elections in Lagos”.

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The statement further read: “Dr. William Wilberforce Chuba Okadigbo of blessed memory ones said that:” If you are emotionally attached to your tribe, religion or political leaning to the point that truth and justice become secondary considerations, your education is useless. Your exposure is useless. If you cannot reason beyond petty sentiments, you are a liability to mankind”.

“We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to call Governor Sanwu-Olu to order before he throws the country into anarchy and lawlessness.

“Nigerians no matter the tribe are constitutionally empowered by law to live in any state or community of their choice and that law to bigger than Sanwu-Olu and his partners in crime to change overnight.

“We call on the United Nations and the international community to immediately intervene while also placing a visa ban on Governor Sanwu-Olu and his partners in this wickedness against humanity.”

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  1. Generally we Nigerians are notorious for breaking laws and doing the wrong things irrespective of tribe. The Igbo youths are missing the point cos the LASG have clearly stated all the reasons they pulled down the buildings which to many reasonable Nigerians are acceptable. They should stop playing tribal politics cos the government has the right to secure the safety of people. Writing UN by the Igbo youths is share waste of time cos the UN can’t tell us what to do on our land and Nigeria is a sovereign country. Let them go and advise all their fellow Igbo lawbreakers to do the right things always.

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