Amidst the controversy trailing the killings of unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll gate the Loatsad Promomedia Limited has explained why it turned off the billboard at the Lekki toll gate.
According to the company owned by Seyi Tinubu, one of the sons of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the bill board was switched off based on the request of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the State government after the order for curfew in Lagos.
Loatsad Promomedia, in a statement on its Instagram handle, denied having any ulterior motive for switching of the billboard.
“When the ‘EndSars and ‘say no to police brutality’ protests started from day one, we wholly supported the movement and used all our platforms to promote the messages (I believe the promoters can verify this information) as we believed in the cause.
“On Tuesday, when the curfew was announced we heeded the governor’s warnings and didn’t want our staff in any danger, hence by 3pm our staff had been ordered to leave the site and the board was switched off based on the governor’s curfew request.
“We had no idea what was going to happen and we feel the same anguish, pain, and shock at the events that unfolded and our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and families of this ungodly act.”
Loatsad Promomedia believed in the #EndSARS movement as it was the start of the change needed to move the country forward. News Express/The PUNCH
– Oct. 30, 2020 @ 17:59 GMT |