Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu awards scholarship to the children of policemen who died in the violence that ensued in the state during the #EndSARS protest.
Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday, 28th of October, 2020 gave a directive to the Lagos State Scholarship Board to award the children of the deceased Police officers with scholarship up to University level.
It was reported that twenty-nine Divisional Police Stations and seventeen Police Posts were destroyed by hoodlums who disguised as protesters. Six Police officers were reportedly lynched, thirty-six were critically injured and seventy-one police operational vehicles were damaged.
The governor who paid a visit to the command’s headquarters at Ikeja encourage the force members and promised to rebuild the burnt police stations and also give life insurance to police officers.
Read the statement below;
SANWO-OLU AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP TO CHILDREN OF POLICEMEN WHO DIED IN LAGOS VIOLENCE
•Also To Compensate Their Families
•Lagos To Rebuild Burnt Police Stations, Give Life Insurance For Officers
”Police officers lynched in the wake of the violence that erupted last week in the State will not die in vain, Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has pledged.
”The State Government, on Wednesday, directed the Lagos State Scholarship Board to award scholarship to the children of the slain officers up to the university level.
”The State Police Command bore huge loss in personnel, armoury and properties in the violence.
”Twenty-nine Divisional Police Stations and 17 Police Posts were razed by hoodlums disguising as protesters. Also, six police officers were lynched, 36 critically injured, while 71 police operational vehicles were torched.
”In spite of the loss, the police said they remained undeterred in performing their constitutional duties.
”Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, made the offer to take the bill of replacing the logistics lost by the police when he visited the Command Headquarters in Ikeja to boost the morale of officers, following the demoralising events of the past week in which police officers and their stations were targeted by hoodlums.
”The Governor got the assurance of the police’s commitment to strengthen security across the State from the Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu.
”Sanwo-Olu said the statutory duties of the Police could not be wished away because of the actions of a few bad eggs, noting that the impact of the police officers’ absence on the roads was generally felt by residents.”