By Simdi Gloria:-
The Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos State on Thursday disbursed N10 million as relief funds to 103 victims of the violence that trailed the October 2020 #EndSARS protest.
The Chairman of the Council, Mr. Dele Oshinowo, who set up the Relief Fund Initiative on Oct. 31, 2020, said the fund was to cushion the effect of the violence on victims whose businesses and properties were destroyed during the protest.
He presented the cheques to beneficiaries at the council’s secretariat.
He said, “We know your plights. We cannot continue to look at you without helping.
“I went round and saw the damage and looting of your sources of livelihood by these hoodlums. We cannot do it all; you have to accept the little we offer.
“You voted for us because you believed in us and at these trying times, we must not abandon you. The little we do will help you to start afresh, we need to help you.
“Please accept whatever we give you in love to start your business so as to care for your family and children. This is a people-oriented government.
“Some people doubted it when we issued the application form and failed to come, but today it is a reality.”
He said the cheques are available for the victims, but for those without bank accounts, the council has provided an arrangement to cash the money and give it to them.
Mr. Abdulwaheed Odunuga, the Chairman of the council’s Relief Fund Initiative Committee, spoke at the event saying :
“Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) has unveiled the names of 103 individuals as recipients of the 10 million Relief Fund released by the Mayor Dele Oshinowo led-administration.
“This is to bring succour to victims of the recent unrest that trailed the #EndSARS protest.
All applicants are being compensated for believing in the process, and also painstakingly fulfilling all conditions as requested in the relief fund form,” Odunuga said.
According to him, each beneficiary collected between N40,000 and N2 million.
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