The former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Ahmed Asiwaju Tinubu has called on youths to eschew violence if they want to attain their goals.
The APC chieftain was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Agege Pen-Cinema Bridge on Friday, accompanied by the incumbent Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Tinubu who is eyeing the 2023 presidency was reacting to the massive destruction of properties that was carried out by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protests.
“Don’t copy vagabonds and those who are into thuggery. There is no development if there is no peace. We must encourage peace. The government will ensure that you get the right education. Education is an investment in your future,” Tinubu said.
“Destruction and disruption will not help you to reach the destination you desire to reach. We will support your aspirations but help the state, ensure peace in our state and country.”
He further commended the State Government for its resolve in continuing with its developmental efforts despite the tough economic conditions in the country.
“Despite the turbulence and crisis of the virus, the lockdown, you are able to continue to deliver this state. You have shown great determination as a government,” he said.
The Agege Pen-Cinema Bridge construction project began in 2017, under the administration of then Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.