Transparency and Integrity

10/21/2020

#EndSARS Protest : " Lekki Toll Gate Billboard Switched Off On Sanwolu's Request " - LoatsAD Media

 


The world on Tuesday witnessed the gruesome killing of Nigerian youth by armed uniformed men who opened fire at unarmed protesters at Lekki toll gate.


Live videos of the shooting, and killing of protesters even as they raised the National flag and sang the National anthem, leading to the death of over 70 persons flooded cyber space. 


Following the unfortunate incident at Lekki toll gate on Tuesday, the governor Babjide Sanwolu issued statements which included an earlier denial of the fact that anyone died during the shooting. It is believed that his statement further infuriated already angry youth leading to an outburst of anger and outcry from both national and international authorities.


The youth on the street in Lagos State were seen taking to destruction of government and public properties while the original #EndSARS protesters who survived the shooting sought ways to get to their destinations and also helped to get medical attention for those injured.


A media company which is owned by Seyi Tinubu, son of popular Lagos politician  / APC National  leader, Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu has issued a statement in an attempt to clear the air on rumors that it played a role in the aiding the military men who carried out the massacre at the toll gate in Lekki which is does not align to the rumors about Brigadier General Francis Omata who commands the 81div giving an order for the removal of CCTV camera earlier on Tuesday before the shooting began. 


Read Statement :

“When we started in 2014, we had a plan to change the perception of African start-ups in the global space. We believed as Africans, we could create something great and we set out with a N4m loan from a bank and we started trading, going from door to door begging for work and relentlessly grew the business employing and empowering over 200 Nigerians today directly or indirectly. We have supported many upcoming businesses, artists, people in need as giving back to our community has always been our passion (all this can be verified).”


“ All of our achievements thus far have come the from hard work, sweat and determination of our work force and everything Loatsad has been doing has been open, all taxes are remitted and payments to agencies and regulatory bodies have been timely, so we can be proud to say we are contributing the growth of the industry and Nation.”


“ When the “EndSars” and “say no to police brutality” protests started from day one we wholly supported the movement and used all our platforms to promote the messages (I believe the promoters can verify this information) as we believed in the cause.”


“ On Tuesday when the curfew was announced we heeded the governors warnings and didn’t want our staff in any danger, hence by 3pm our staff had been ordered to leave the site and the board was switched off based on the governors curfew request.”


“ We had no idea what was going to happen and we feel the same anguish, pain and shock at the events that unfolded and our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and families of this ungodly act.We believe in this movement and that it was the start of the change our generation needed to move our country forward and we will continue to support the youths of this great nation.”

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