Lagos State Hose Of Meeting Calls For The Renaming Of Websites, Monuments Named After Colonial Masters
The Lagos State Home of Meeting has referred to as on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to rename all websites and monuments which were named after colonial masters within the state.
In current instances, the Black Lives Matter protest has taken middle stage, and folks throughout the globe destroyed statues and monuments of slave masters.
The Speaker of the Lagos state Home of Meeting, Mudashiru Obasa additionally directed its clerk, Azeez Sani, to deal with a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, looking for an Govt Order that every one streets named after colonial masters ought to be modified.
Mudashiru Obasa said that the intention of the movement was not about deleting historical past, including that historical past couldn’t be modified. In response to Obasa, the type of therapies meted on George Floyd in the USA should be stopped and that we must always help those that protest in opposition to such an act.
He additionally mentioned the names of a few of some buildings and streets renamed after colonial masters ought to be modified as a result of “it reminds us of those people who enslaved our individuals.”
Contributing to the movement, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa Constituency 2, opined that any historical past that makes a black particular person really feel inferior ought to be modified.
”This can be a proper step in the proper path and we have to change our psyche and historical past that won’t make us really feel as human beings. We have to change the narrative that connotes superiority in our historical past. I need my colleagues to help the movement” he mentioned.