Lagos, Imo set up committee over tension between Igbo, Yoruba in Lagos

Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and Hope Uzodimma of Imo State have jointly set up a committee to strengthen the relationship between the Igbo and Yoruba in Lagos.

The move followed the misunderstanding between the two ethnic groups during the just concluded general election.

Oguwike Nwachuku, Chief Press Secretary to Uzodimma, in a statement on Saturday, said Uzodinma represented the five south-eastern states while Sanwo-Olu represented Lagos State.

Nwachuku said the aim of setting up the committee “is to settle and douse the increasing tension between the two vibrant groups.”

“It was further agreed that compensation will be paid for any wrong demolition in Alaba International market, while taxes, rates and demand notice levied on Igbo real estate developers will be reviewed to ensure they are not outrageously prohibitive, punitive and seemingly targeted at them,” Nwachuku said.

“It was agreed that proper channels of communication and more robust engagement with organised Igbo leadership in Lagos as was the case during the tenures of Governors Tinubu, Fashola and Ambode, which engendered massive Igbo support for them.

“The communique acknowledged that Igbos have nothing against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Sanwo-Olu and would continue to support them.”


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