Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, emphasised the need to thoroughly investigate deep causes of the chaos that led to the destruction of life and property in Lagos State amid #EndSARS protests.
Osinbajo, who spoke at the inauguration of the Board of Trustees of the Rebuild Lagos Trust Fund, said that the violence that took place portends a major economic setback for Nigeria.
According to him, there are many ways that the future of the country is closely tied to the fortune of the state, stressing that the state leads in the collection of non-oil revenues.
The Vice President, who disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari was awaiting the full report of the incident, added that the Executive was having a conversation with the National Assembly on the collaboration that must take place between the Executive and the Legislature to fast-track the reconstruction efforts.
“I don’t know how the noble course such as the #Endsars protest designed to call attention to a serious problem of the brutality of extra-judicial killings by law enforcement agents can be subverted and lead to the exact opposite of its objective, chaos, murder, looting, and arson.
“We have seen what can happen when the strings of law and order are loosed and anarchy is given a free rein. Society is bent on balances between freedom and order.
“We have also realised that order itself in a social context is sustained by the consent of the governed.