Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi says hoodlums responsible for burning of the Nigerian Ports Authority Headquarters in Lagos need to be brought to book.
The minister said this while speaking during a visit to the facility on Sunday November 22, saying the protests are legitimate but condemned those who hide under the guise of demonstrations to destroy public and private properties.
The former Governor of Rivers state tweeted;
“We toured the H/Q today & it wasn’t a good sight. If people are arrested for the crime perpetrated, they will not do it again. We have to go after the hoodlums & ensure they pay.
“The right to protest is defined in the laws of the land, it doesn’t include burning people’s private houses and public assets that belong to every Nigerian.”
Amaechi also described the damage as disastrous saying;
“If you remember in 1983, during the time of Babangida and Buhari, we were always on the streets as students, we never took laws into our hands and we never destroyed people’s property.”