Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has appealed to Lagosians to remain calm amidst the fuel and naira scarcity crises resulting in chaos in the state.
Sanwo-Olu made the appeal in a live broadcaat on Saturday.
Speaking, the governor noted that it was necessary to address residents in the state in view of the ongoing situation in the country, regarding the change of currency notes and the fuel scarcity and its attendant hardship.
He said, “First, let me thank you the good people of Lagos for your patience and unwavering perseverance even in these challenging times.
“This is a heartfelt call to you, as your Governor, to please remain calm at this time, and avoid all forms of violence, arson, and rioting. Even in the face of the difficulties and frustrations being faced by all, violence and destruction should not and will never be the answer.
Reacting to the extortion from Point of Sales agents and operators, Sanwo-Olu stressed, “We have noticed with dismay the rampant incidents surrounding some of the players in the financial services value chain (POS Agents/Operators); as well as petrol station attendants who have taken the current challenges to mean an opportunity to extort hard working and law abiding Lagosians with extortionate service charges on funds withdrawal and sale of Premium Motor Spirit.”
He further appealed to Lagosians to be law-abiding as solutions are sought to lessen the hardship and warned law-breakers to desist from taking the law into their hands.