Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Solomon Bonu has tasked youths in Badagry to maintain the peace and protect the cultural heritage of the area.
A statement issued by the Special Adviser in view of the widespread destruction witnessed across the State, admonished youths to eschew violence and be mindful of spreading fake news on social media to avoid worsening the present situation.
In his words: “I wish to appeal to everybody to please reduce your social media engagement so that the tension can reduce. Badagry is known to be a peaceful community, let us continue to co-exist and not relent in preaching the message of peace, especially at this crucial period just as the government continues to do its part”.
“I promise to continue to engage all relevant stakeholders for the growth and development of Badagry. I also expect the youths to come up with a list of police brutality within and around Badagry. I know that some of our youths have lost their lives to brutality by our uniformed men and l, therefore, call on every one of us to make use of the Judicial Panel set up by the State Government to demand justice for these members of our community”, he added.
Bonu submitted that this is the time for everyone to come together for constructive engagement to find solutions to the challenges, imploring all residents, particularly those in Badagry, to embrace peace and togetherness among one another.
“At this point, let us exercise caution and guide against the spread of fake news. We should educate our youths to desist from indulging in hatred and discord through social media. This is the time we can make use of social media to protect our heritage and drive development to Badagry”, the Special Adviser asserted.