Alaba Shops’ Demolition: ‘Don’t Be Vengeful, Publish Details of Weak Buildings’ – Ezekwezili
The former Minister of Education, former Vice President for the Word Bank and politician, Dr (Mrs) Oby Ezekwesili has called on the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwoolu to carry out due diligence on the buildings marked for demolition at the popular Alaba market, to avoid the government’s action being tagged vengeful.
The economist said this in a Tweet ondiately commence the publication of details of each building marked for demolition and the dateline of due process rules invoked before the commencement of the demolition on Friday.
She said if the State government takes the advice, it will assured residents of the State and Nigerians that the action was not an attack on the South Easterners that owned shops at Alaba market as a result of their stand during the last general elections.
“The Governor Sanwo-Olu-led @followlasg on 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
@jidesanwoolu that 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 @followlasg and its cheerleaders including @officialABAT to 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,” she tweeted.