Reacting to the recent deportation of the
destitute to their home state by the Lagos State Government, veteran actor and Lagos prince, Jide Kosoko has released a statement
defending embattled Lagos state Governor, Babatunde fashola.
According to the veteran actor, the government was right by sending
idle people back to their hometowns because the state was fast becoming
Kosoko said, “I disagree with the people criticising the deportation.
There are reasons for everything. Since there have been negotiations
between Lagos and the state concerned and the government believes their
home state would take better care of them, I think the action was
The Actor noted that even though Nigerians were free to live anywhere
in the country, people should not take the privilege for granted by
becoming nuisance in another man’s land.
“We don’t need to shy away from the fact that Lagos is over-populated
because of its commercial advantage. Anybody doing a legitimate work
here is entitled to stay but a situation where they are turning
themselves to nuisance in the state and they would go as far as inviting
others to come is not acceptable…Let’s not deceive ourselves, look at the highways, are they not
better? I am not speaking for the government but for myself. To me,
whoever constitutes a nuisance in any state, not just Lagos, let such be
sent back home.” he said