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    Monday, 17 October 2016

    How Owoseni begged angry informal settlements protesters

                      
    Fatai Owoseni, commissioner of police for Lagos, south-west Nigeria Monday doused a protest by residents of informal settlements in the state.

    Owoseni, leading a retinue of police officers, admonished the protesters that their demonstration “is not the way to go” in getting government to balk on its plan to evict them.

    He said, “There is a way to tender your problem to the government for urgent response other than staging a protest.

    Everyone has the right to own a home and you aware of what’s going on in the state.

    “But I will implore you to choose your representatives that will communicate on your behalf.”

    The protest was carried on from last Thursday, when the government gave the dwellers 36-hours to address their grievances.

    Taiwo Aiyedun, who received and addressed the protesters last week, had promised Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, would grant the protesters audience, but which had not been done.

    As at the time of filing this report, no government officials attended to the protesters who were in their hundreds.

    Although, word got out that representatives be selected among the aggrieved people to meet with the government.
     Ambode had vowed to within seven days demolish shanties and slums built along various waterfronts in the state in his bid to rid the state of crimes.

    The governor alleged the waterfront shanties were being used as criminal hideouts for kidnappers.

    Source: newsbreak.ng 

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