Lagos state Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has said he is yet to speak with President Muhammadu Buhari despite efforts to reach him in the aftermath of shooting of unarmed protesters in the state by soldiers.
Sanwo-Olu who spoke during a live television interview on Arise TV on Thursday morning said he never ordered the removal removal of CCTV cameras from the Lekki toll gate. He said that only laser cameras for vehicles were removed and that security camera were still available.
“Nobody ordered the removal of cameras at the Lekki toll gate. The MD of LCC said because of the curfew, they made the decision to take out installations.”
“The cameras you saw are not security or motion cameras, they are laser cameras for vehicles.”
“The security cameras are still available, and we are using them for our security investigations.
“I made calls to want to speak with the President yesterday. First, he hadn’t come to the office and the second time he was at the FEC meeting. So indeed I haven’t spoken to him directly but I actually did call to want to speak to him.
“But like I said he was at the FEC meeting…He was actually the one that asked the Chief of Defence Staff to call me. I think it was when he got my message because when the Chief of Defence called me, he said the President asked him to call. I haven’t spoken to him directly, maybe later today that might happen. I don’t have a report to say this is what he said because we haven’t spoken.”
“Once we see the streets are cleared up and all the agitation and high nerves have gone down, we might slow down the curfew by tomorrow (Friday) or next tomorrow (Saturday) at the latest,” he said.