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Lagos State Governor Guarantees The Safety Of Igbo Traders In Lagos

Governor Sanwo-Olu has re-assured that Lagos would continue to be a meeting point for all Nigerians. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Tuesday embarked on a campaign tour of major markets populated by people from the South-East.Sanwo-Olu took a tour of the markets ahead of the Saturday gubernatorial election, following the open endorsement for his re-election by the Ndigbo community in the state.

It was a rousing welcome for Sanwo-Olu at an open forum organised by traders, under the aegis of the Auto Spare Parts And Machinery Dealers Association (ASPAMDA), in Trade Fair Complex, Ojo.The governor at the open forum pledged to ensure safety of the businesses and properties of Ndigbo in Lagos State. Besides, Sanwo-Olu met an amalgamation of Igbo traders across 58 major markets in Lagos. The traders, under the aegis of the Ndigboamaka Progressive Markets Association, unanimously backed the governor’s re-election.

The governor also had interaction with traders at the popular mobile phone, computer and other electronics market, Computer Village, in Ikeja.

The engagements were initiated in response to concerns raised over the safety of businesses and properties owned by South-East traders in Lagos.Sanwo-Olu allayed the fears of the Igbo traders, assuring them that Lagos would continue to be a melting pot for all Nigerians. He said his administration would continue to foster security and promote peaceful coexistence among all ethnic nationalities in the state.

“I am here on a solidarity visit and to thank you for your public endorsement of my humble self, which I believe will be reflected at the polls on Saturday with the highest number of votes cast from members of your community.

“You are not giving us your support for anything; you believe we deserve this encouragement because my team and I have worked tirelessly to improve your well-being.

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