You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. And this quote could be best used to describe the latest action of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu.
The governor said he takes full responsibility for what happened in the state during the #EndSARS protest where dozens of persons, including police men lost their lives.
The Lagos State Government on Wednesday also announced award of scholarships to the children of policemen who lost their lives during the violence that trailed the EndSARS protest.
The Governor, announced the award of scholarship during his visit to the Lagos Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja, to interact with Police personnel on ways to police the state better.
“The most important requests is to offer scholarships to the children of officers who died.
“I have directed the Lagos State Scholarship Board, under the Special Adviser on Education, to immediately award scholarships to the children of the slain officers,” Sanwo-Olu said.
Sanwo-Olu said all damaged personal and official vehicles of Police officers will be replaced, and insurance policies for Police officers in Lagos worked out.
“You have been gallant. You have shown how critical you are in our society. We might come from different background but we are all humans created by God.
“The Lagos State Police Command has been a delight in spite of our differences and inadequacies. You did not create the problems, these are institutional problems. As your governor, I acknowledge what you do and what you stand for.
“As your governor, I take full responsibility for what happened and has not happened. I will not shy away from it,” he said
“To those he said were formenting trouble with social media, we will not join issues with anybody. We are moving forward. We will heal our lands and Lagos will be better for it,” he said.