Billboard's owner reveals reason for switching off light during EndSARS massacre
The owner of Lekki billboard Loatsad Promo media has finally revealed that they switched off the light during the open fire on EndSARS peaceful protester.
During the EndSARS peaceful protest on Tuesday night October 20 2020, the Nigerian Army opened fire on protesters while the billboard street light was switched off.
Many of the protesters lost their lives while others were injured and hospitalised. Nigerian youths had asked questions about the person that ordered the switching of the light.
Today, Thursday, October 22, 2020, the billboard owner has stepped up to reveal the reason for switching the light saying:
"When we started in 2014, we had the plan to change the perception of African start-ups in the global space.
"We believed as African we could create something great and we set out with N4 million loan from a bank, and we started trading, going from door to door begging for work and relentlessly grew the business employing and empowering over 200 Nigerians today directly or indirectly.
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"We have supported many upcoming businesses, artists, people in need as giving back to the community has always been our passion(all these can be verified).
"All of our achievement thus far has come from hard work, sweat and determination of our workforce and everything Loadstad has been doing have been open.
"All taxes are remitted, and payment to agencies and regulatory bodies have been timely, so we are proud to say we are contributing to the growth of the industry and nation.
Nigerian Army used the advantage of the billboard which was off to open fire on EndSARS protesters
"When theEndSARS and say no to police brutality protests started from the day one we wholly supported the movement and we used all our platform to promote the messages (I believe the protesters can verify this information) as we believed in the cause.
"On Tuesday when the curfew was announced we heeded the governor's warnings and didn't want our staff in any danger, hence by 3 pm our staff had been ordered to leave the site and the board was switched off based on the governor's curfew request.
"We had no idea what was going to happen, and we feel the same anguish, pain and shock at the events that unfolded, and our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and families of this ungodly act.
"We believe in this movement and that it was the start of the change our generation needed to move our country forward and we will continue to support the youth of this great nation.
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