The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State chapter has attributed death of the upcoming Hip Hop artiste, Damilola Olaniyi also known as Damoshe to questionable education policy being implemented by the state.
Publicity Secretary of PDP, Lagos State, Mr. Taofik Gani, who made the assertion in Lagos said that the budding musician would still be alive today if the state government had made provision for hostel accommodation for students.
“We particularly blame the State Government for the death of the students killed, especially whilst leaving their campus to their rented apartments. The State University ought to have full hostel Policy. LASU students an end class late in the evening and that is when you expect them to walk that very insecure environ. It is unfair to the students”, the party said.
The PDP described Governor Babatunde Fashola’s reaction to the death of Damoshe that his assailants attacked on Okada as excuse for restricting Okada movement in the state as hasty and diversionary, adding that the fact that the governor blamed the death on Okada riders confirmed the fact that the governor hates Okada riders and is determined to crucify them at all cost.
According to the party, the state government has since refused to fully implement the Ola-Vincent panel report which recommended adequate hostel accommodation for students of the Lagos State University, (LASU).
“This is in spite the over One Thousand Percent (1000%) increment in the LASU school Fees and other huge revenues on the campus”, the party observed.
The party called on Fashola to immediately provide adequate accommodation for students and the poor masses rather than involve itself in white elephant projects like the Eko Atlantic City project. The party described the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) as fascist and anti-people for closing Ladipo Market and carrying out series of demolition across the state.