The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has warned the youths against the destruction of properties and infrastructure in the state.
Recall that during the #EndSARS Protest, some hoodlums attacked and set ablaze two media organisations, Television Continental (TVC) and The Nation Newspapers, reportedly owned by the former governor.
Speaking during the inauguration of the Agege Pen-Cinema Bridge in Lagos State on Friday, Tinubu urged youths to shun violence and embrace dialogue when communicating their grievances to the government.
He also advised youths not to copy “vagabonds”, saying destruction won’t help them reach their destinations.
He said: “To all of you youths if you see the kind of progress and economic resuscitation that is going on in this neighbourhood and Lagos State as a whole, you should be commended for cooperating with the contractor.
“But that is not alone, we commend you for maintaining peace and don’t copy vagabonds, don’t emulate those who are in thuggery. There is no development if there is no peace, we must embrace peace to have development.
“The government is doing so much to give you good foundation in education, that is an investment in your future…and that is giving you a tool to conquer poverty.
“Destruction and destruction will not help you reach the destination that you aspire to reach.”
The former state governor also commended the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led government for the completion of the bridge.
“Despite the turbulence and crisis of the virus, the lockdown, you are able to continue to deliver this state. You have shown great determination as a government,” he said.