91-year-old woman asks Lagos govt. to re­turn her schools

Daily Trust - - NEWS -

A 91-year-old woman, Mrs Rose­line Ololo, yes­ter­day led a protest to the Lagos State House of As­sem­bly, de­mand­ing the re­turn of her schools taken over by the mil­i­tary regime in 1976.

Ololo, who was on a wheelchair, pleaded with the leg­is­la­tors to in­ter­vene and fa­cil­i­tate the re­turn of her schools.

She said that the schools, Metropoli­tan Col­lege and Isolo Sec­ondary School, were taken over while Com­modore Ndu­bisi Kanu was the Mil­i­tary Ad­min­is­tra­tor of the state.

Ololo said she lost her hus­band, Chief Michael Ololo-Ogwu, in the strug­gle to re­gain own­er­ship of the schools they both es­tab­lished in 1956 in Su­rulere area of the state.

She was ac­com­pa­nied by some protest­ing youths who chanted songs and car­ried plac­ards with var­i­ous in­scrip­tions such as ``it’s our right to own prop­er­ties’’ and ``Hon. Speaker, speak the truth. ``

Ololo told the mem­bers on hand that the re­turn of the schools had al­ready been ap­proved by the ad­min­is­tra­tion of Chief Bola Tin­ubu, a former gover­nor of the state.

Re­spond­ing, Obasa, who was rep­re­sented by Mr Mo­jeed Fatai (APC- Ibeju Lekki I), promised that the House would look into the mat­ter. (NAN)

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