Former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Olabode George has said that it is disheartening and unpatriotic that despite the challenges facing the country, it is who owns Lagos that some people are preoccupied with.
Chief George in a statement he signed said that Nigerians are going through economic hardship and what some elders are infatuated with is the ownership of Lagos.
“What a distraction! What a disturbance! What a perturbation!
“It is shameful that at a time millions of Nigerians are going through anguish and extreme pain, some elders are flexing muscles on proprietorship of the Centre of Excellence.
“The question to ask is: What exactly is the intention of these agitators?
“The whole gamut of argument about the ownership of Lagos is not of any importance to patriotic Nigerians at this crucial time. Obviously, it is just a diversionary issue.
George who is an indigene of the state said, “What these combatants and gladiators should know is that all efforts, at this trying time, should be geared at ensuring good governance, how to tackle economic issues and take people out of poverty, how to put food on their table; how to get the people out of abject poverty.
“How to tackle the insecurity plaguing the country and how to deliver good healthcare to Nigerians whose lives are being cut short by lack of a good health care system.”