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