MOTTO: DIALOGUE, NOT VIOLENCE

1st April, 2019

 

PRESS RELEASE:

MURIC COMMENDS LASG

ON RESETTLEMENT OF VICTIMS OF COLLAPSED BUILDING

 

 

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commended the government of Lagos State for resettling victims of the building which collapsed at Ita Faaji, Lagos Island about two weeks ago.

 

It will be recalled that about twenty people died when the building collapsed on Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, including children. It was reported last week that the victims of the collapsed building as well as residents of other buildings which were demolished by the state government have been resettled in a decent government facility situated at Igando, Lagos State.

 

MURIC, an Islamic human rights organization praised the state government for its quick intervention and for saving the victims from the trauma of homelessness.

 

“We are particularly impressed by the speed with which LASG responded to both the rescue and resettlement of the victims. It proves beyond any scintilla of doubt that there is a culture of delivery, probity and accountability in Lagos State and that both indigenes and non-indigenes have equal access to the dividends of democracy.

 

We therefore call on all citizens in the state to cooperate with the state government by being law-abiding, by paying their taxes and by performing all other civic responsibilities.

 

“As we round off, MURIC reminds members of civil society to be constructive in their criticisms of government’s activities at both state and federal levels and to boldly and objectively commend government’s good efforts and achievements. We must avoid becoming pathological cynics who never see anything good in government”.

 

 

Professor Ishaq Akintola,

Director,

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)

 

 

 

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