Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello has pleaded with possible owners of any imaginary shrine in the roundabouts he had demolished to pardon him because his plan was strictly to give the State capital a facelift and not to trouble their gods.
Bello who spoke yesterday when a delegation from the Maigarin Lokoja paid him a courtesy visit over the recent election of the new speaker Honourable Imam Alfa representing Lokoja 1 said the state capital was wearing the status of a local Government headquarters as a result of neglect by previous administrations.
The social media has been awashed with speculations that the roundabouts were being demolish to unearth some charms allegedly planted by previous Governors for spiritual cleansing of the State.
He indicated that bogus roundabouts were no longer in vogue in many cities of the world.
“Let me quickly give a little insight into the issue of demolition of roundabouts in the State capital. If you travel round the world not everywhere you see round about again, just go to Abuja you see junctions with many intersections where so many roads come together yet no roundabouts.
“It is not in any way fetish to destroy the roundabout because there are certain thing that are happening there. I don’t believe in that. Roundabouts are not mosques or churches, and if round about is shrine probably the owners of the shrine should pardon me because our State capital must wear a new look.”