Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has said over 5,000
people have lost their jobs to retaliatory attacks.
Irate Nigerian youths attacked South Africans brands in Nigeria
following recent xenophobic attacks targeted at Nigerians living in
In Lagos, Shoprite stores were looted while MTN properties were vandalized.
Reacting to the incident, Sanwo-Olu said: “These are jobs where
Nigerians are the ones that have been affected. So, we need to be able
to take the lessons out of this, be stronger together and be able to
take corrective measures to ensure that things like these should
certainly not repeat itself in our community.”
“We have seen the amount of enormous destruction in both plazas and
the first thing is to condemn in strong terms whatever could have led
to this. It is extensive destruction of people’s property.
“In both malls, over 5,000 people are out of jobs. These are jobs
where Nigerians are the ones that have been affected.
“As a government, we have come out to condemn this and to assure the
business community that ease of doing business is paramount to us and
security of lives and property is part of the to-do list for us.
“We are charging our security operatives to stop at nothing to ensure
that they keep all of these facilities safe and secure.”