Hakeem Lawal Condemns looting in Ilorin urge state govt. for intervention for entrepreneurs
The kwara state governorship aspirant who is also son of late, former kwara state Governor Hakeem Oladimeji Lawal has condemns the looting of government and private businesses in ilorin by hoodlums.
Hakeem Lawal through his social media page sympathies with business owners and call for state government intervention to gear the moral of entrepreneur in the city.
The Hakeem Lawal Statement reads below;
I am extremely saddened by the breakdown of law and order in my home town of Ilorin, the events that have led to the declaration of a 24 hours curfew are heartbreaking and disturbing, they do not represent who we are as a people – peace loving and law abiding.
I urge the people to stay safe by complying with the curfew, and to also be their brothers and sisters’ keepers.
In the same vein, I appeal to security agencies in the state not to respond with force, for tensions are rife, and the most important thing we all crave for is the return to peace and diplomacy, particularly for the sake of daily earners.
I would urge those taking these horrific actions to bare in mind that these actions are causing harm to the ordinary people of Kwara, and in so doing harms the cause of the underrepresented youths, whilst seriously undermining the brave and selfless efforts of those who are engaged in peaceful and constructive protests.
My heart is with those that have been hurt or who have had their properties stolen and vandalized.
I call on the State Government to develop a means to compensate the businesses that have been affected, so as to not discourage or dampen the entrepreneurial spirit within our dear state.