EndSARS: Lagos Assembly appropriates compensation for victims in 2021 Budget

The Lagos State House of Assembly has promised to include compensations to EndSARS victims in the state’s 2021 Budget currently before the House.

The Chairman, House Ad Hoc Committee on the Victims of Aftermath of the EndSARS protest in the state, Mr Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, disclosed this at the end of its three-day public hearing on Friday in Lagos.

Mr. Eshinlokun-Sanni, who is also the Deputy Speaker, assured protesters that the House would attend to all genuine victims, adding that the compensation would come as early as possible.

“If your property are insured, LASACO is here to assist you. We will do our best to ensure that you are well compensated”, he said.

The Deputy Speaker said the compilation and verification of claims was to ensure that compensation were paid to all the affected persons.

Speaking during the hearing, the Iyaloja of Daddy Savage Market, Fagba, Mrs Toyin Oladoyinbo, urged the government to help the traders as many of them lost their means of identification in the mayhem.

Mrs. Oladoyinbo also called on the State Government to remove the shanties around Fagba area which was harboring hoodlums.

Mr Oluwamayowa Ilori, another resident of Fagba, said that they were seriously affected by the violence due to large number of miscreants in the area.

Also, a victim, Mrs Christiana Nwachukwu, said that her husband’s two shops were looted, adding that the shock led to his untimely death.

“He was shocked when he got to the shops and he died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital”.

“Now, I don’t have the documents the government wanted me to bring and I have five children to cater for,” she said.

In his speech, Mr Oluyemi Samson from LASACO Assurance Plc, urged the residents that have lost their documents of identification to obtain court affidavits for loss of identification documents.

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