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Edo Indigenes protest planned sale of Edo House in Lagos

Some indigenes of Edo State have stormed Lagos to protest against the planned sale of the Edo House, housing the Liaison Office of the state government located at Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island.

Under the banner of civil society organisations, the indigenes, who caused temporary disruptions to vehicular movement along the busy road on Wednesday, accused the state Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, of an attempt to sell their patrimony.

The protesters stated that they embarked on the move sequel to newspaper advertisements calling for prospective buyers for the prime property.

The President of One Love Foundation, Chief Patrick Eholor, who led the protest, said, “This decision would be stoutly resisted using whatever legal and constitutional means available to us.

“If this decision is carried through, it will serve the state no good.  Rather than put up the building for sale, the state government should put it into a more viable use that will generate revenue for the state.”

He accused the state government of insincerity in the planned sale, saying there was a need for a careful appraisal of the reasons adduced for the planned move.

He added, “We are disturbed because the building is our heritage. It was built during the governorship of the late Professor Ambrose Alli. We have our facts that the building would eventually be converted to personal use.”

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