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Ambode receives report on LFTZ killing

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday received a report of the five-man tribunal of inquiry which investigated the civil unrest in Ibeju-Lekki area on October 12, 2015, that led to the death of the Managing Director of Lekki Worldwide Investment Limited, Alhaji Tajudeen Disu.

He had on October 22, 2015, inaugurated the tribunal chaired by a retired Lagos State High Court Judge, Hon. Justice Adesuyi Olateru-Olagbegi, with the mandate to inquire into the origin, factors and circumstances leading to the breach of peace, as well as make recommendations to government.

While describing the Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ) as an important project to the economy of the state because of its strategic importance to the job creation drive of his administration, Ambode said that he was prepared to do everything to ensure its success.

He, therefore, vowed that any issue concerning the success of the project would be treated with dispatch.

According to him: “The report of the tribunal has been submitted and the state government will give serious consideration to its recommendations and take decisions to ensure that such an incident does not recur.

“Let me assure members of the public and investors alike that this government will always uphold the rule of law and continue to provide a conducive atmosphere for businesses to thrive,” he said.

Ambode also thanked members of the tribunal for diligently carrying out the assignment within the time frame given, and expressed the hope that they would be willing and ready to serve the state in future when called upon.

Earlier, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, said it was noteworthy that the tribunal had the inaugural sitting on November 16, 2015 and completed the assignment with the forty-five days given to it.

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