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Fashola assures Lagosians on violence free after polls

By The Citizen
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Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola yesterday allayed fears of any planned attack on residents, saying the state was safe for residents.

The governor in a statement urged the residents to ignore such information

'I didn't issue the statement. I must commend residents of Lagos for comporting themselves peacefully to perform their civic duties. And in almost eight years, I have never issued a directive as far as government work is concerned on social media.

'Things such as work-free day, security issues have never been issued by me through the social media.

'Rather we have always resorted to making broadcast in person or I ask the Head of Service to issue a circular, or I ask the Commissioner for Information  to make an announcement on broadcast stations.

'That will not change. At this time, there is understandably some anxiety in the country. So people must know that nothing will change. They must ignore stories emanating from our government through social media.

'They will be issued in the traditional ways-radio, television or through press statement. It is very possible for the social media to pick it from these medium.

'It is unfortunate that some people at this time tried to create tension for whatever reasons known to them. But this is the time that residents of Lagos should be happy that we have crossed the first hurdle of the election and we are going through the next process which is counting and collating of the results.

People should remain calm,' he stated.
Fashola said there is no incident of insecurity in the state, affirming that, 'the state is safe. Residents should go about their business; there is no cause to fear'.