EndSARS mayhem: We’re still countingour losses — Lagos govt

Lagos State government, yesterday, expressed worry that the value of the colossal damage to property affecting various parastatals during the #EndSARS mayhem were yet to be determined, seven months after.

Special Adviser, Parastatals Monitoring Office, Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo, stated this during the ministerial press briefing to commemorate the second anniversary of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration, held in Alausa, Ikeja.

Ayantayo said: “Following the unfortunate EndSARS protest and the attendant heavy destruction of public and private property, the state suffered heavy damage to critical public property and this nearly brought the state to a standstill economically.

“The parastatals were not spared; their assets were either stolen or destroyed. To determine the level of the damage to the parastatals, the office carried out an on-the-spot assessment of destroyed and stolen assets of the state’s parastatals.

“The report of the assessment has been forwarded to Mr. Governor. It is pertinent to mention here that 20 parastatals were affected in varying degrees which include the Lekki Concession Company, Motor Vehicle Administration Agency,