Lagos-born billionaire businessman and philanthropist, Femi Otedola has thrown his weight behind the youths that spearheaded the #EndSARS protest but expressed sadness over the wanton killings, destructions and lootings that followed the shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate, Admiralty Circle in Lagos on last week Wednesday.
Otedola, whose daughter, DJ Cuppy also participated in the #EndSARS protests in Lagos said everyone must play a part to make Nigeria great.
Reacting to the events via his verified Instagram handle, he said he shared the sentiments of his three daughters who participated in the #EndSARS protests in Lagos and London and other Nigerians youths in general because as a young boy of 16, he was actively involved in the “Ali Must Go Protest” in 1978.
Otedola wrote: “The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness.
“I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and, as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London.
“As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better.
“We must all do our part to make Nigeria great!
“I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times.”