Xenophobic: 5,000 Jobs lost in Lagos as a result of the protest/looting
The Lagos state government disclosed that the protest/looting against South African companies in lagos led to over five thousands jobs in the state.
According to the governor of Lagos state, Gov. Sanwo-Olu, said Nigerians were the major ones affected.
Full Statement below;
We have seen the level of destruction at both Novare Plaza and Surulere plaza.
The first is to condemn the act that had led to this destruction in strong terms.
These are just enormous destruction of property.
This is extensive destruction of people’s wealth.Unfortunately, during my inspection of both plazas, I discovered that those affected were all indigenous stores and companies.
Even the names that are synonymous with South Africa, I could see that there were over 150 staffs that could not get to perform their duties because of the act.
From the evidence shown, we realized that people also jumped in through some nearby properties within the community.
All these are unimaginable.But really the lesson learnt from all these were that we all go back and check what are the social implications of what has happened and how can we learn from it.
When people come into a store overnight to loot the goods, it is an act that must be condemned.
With the act now, over 5000 people are out of job. These are places that Nigerians were the major ones affected
Nigerians were protesting the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
Three Nigerians were killed on Monday during the attack on immigrant.
One of the people killed was burned alive.
The attack on foreigners started on sunday morning, where angry mobs stormed foreigners businesses and Loot.
The attacks is believed to have been carried out by the Zulu hostel dwellers.
One of Nigerian businesses affected was a Nigerian car dealer whereby his businesses was set ablazed.
The attack spread across the second day before the security operatives got involved, dispersing the angry Mob.