Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has paid a surprise visit to the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja to sympathise with journalists following an attack on his press crew’s vehicle on Sunday.
He reassured journalists, especially members of the Lagos State Governor’s Office Correspondents (LAGOCO), that their safety and welfare are paramount to him.
The vehicle was attacked by hoodlums between Ebute-Ero and Adeniji, Iga-Iduganran, during All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s visit to the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu. Sanwo, who condemned the attack, urged the journalists not to be deterred by the hazards of their job.
“Your job is risky, very risky but don’t be deterred by the hazards of the job.
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You must have the courage to persevere,” he advised. Meanwhile, he has ordered an investigation into the attack, saying the culprits must be fished out and made to face the law.
Sanwo-Olu in a statement issued earlier by Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, said the state government would pick up the hospital bills of those injured in the incident, The Trumpet gathered.
“Lagos State Government condemns the incident. We hold the media in high esteem and the government has always ensured that they have a conducive environment to perform their duties.
Nobody or group will be allowed to destroy our cordial relationship with the media. Lagos has no room for hooligans,” he said.