The Erelu Kuti IV of Lagos, Abiola Dosunmu has blamed the type of politics played in Lagos as being responsible for ransacking of the palace of Oba of Lagos by some angry Lagosians days ago.
Dosunmu, who reacted to the incident during a live television interview on Arise TV on Saturday, said the incident was inevitable as anger and poverty continue to rise in the state.
“They didn’t touch any other building in Lagos Island, only the Oba’s palace. That’s a direct message.
“Something was bound to happen. I could see the anger. We, the parents and leaders, have failed. We have neglected our children. A lot of them are jobless and hungry. Now we have to do all we can about their depravation.
“All of us must quickly set up vocational places to help the depraved” she said.
“The kind of politics being played in Lagos is part of the problem facing the state, the politicians in the state are also part of the problems in the state.
“Protesters in the state are still angry and it’s visible. It only shows that we have failed, the parents and leaders in the country have all failed. Take a look around you, see lots of children out of school. Their parents have no money to send them to schools and they see affluence everywhere around them, definitely the crisis is bound to happen.
“A lot of people are jobless and hundreds of children are out of school and the system isn’t favourable to them because there are hikes in prices of fuel which affects everything. It simply shows that we’ve failed.
“I am asking the government to ensure that within three months they should be setting up vocational centres where these children can have a vocation, if not it will get worse before it gets better,” she said.