About 230 girls were abducted from their school in Chibok, Borno, by suspected Boko Haram insurgents two weeks ago.
The indigenes made the appeal when they staged a peaceful protest to the Government House in Ikeja.
The protesters, numbering about 50, urged Mr. Fashola to prevail on the Federal Government and relevant agencies to take result-oriented steps to ensure the girls’ safe return.
Moses Zakwa, who led the protest, said the incident had devastated all Chibok’s indigenes that now live in fear in the area.
“All our hearts are bleeding over the abduction of our sisters, daughters and future mothers. We are really disturbed and we need help.
“Gov. Fashola, we know this incident occurred outside Lagos, but we are appealing to you to prevail on the relevant quarters and do other things you can to ensure the girls are rescued’’, he said.
Mr. Fashola commended the protesters for the peaceful way they conducted themselves.
He decried hostage-taking in whatever form, saying it was dehumanising and an act of cowardice.
The governor advised the protesters not to go with the belief that nothing was being done to secure the release of the girls.
He urged them to be optimistic, saying the relevant agencies were doing their best to ensure the safe return of the girls.