The Lagos State Government (LASG) yesterday threatened to demolish a building owned by 90 year old Alhaja Sarat Banire. The building, a two bedroom bungalow with a boys’ quarter situated at 24A, Remi Fani Kayode Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, had been acquired on lease by Dr. Muiz Banire and his siblings from the Federal Government to serve as residence for their aged mother.
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) appeals to LASG to shelve the planned demolition of the building in order to avoid causing a permanent damage to a strained political relationship.
We are disturbed that a property belonging to the mother of the National Legal Adviser of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is being threatened with demolition. What observers see here is that an intraparty squabble in Lagos State is being allowed to escalate to a dangerous level. We call on party leaders at national level to quickly intervene.
Finally, we appeal to LASG to spare the building as a mark of respect for a senior citizen, 90 year old mother of Dr. Muiz Banire. We call on party leaders at the national level to quickly intervene.
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)