#EndSARS: Oyo Governor Makinde Creates N500m Fund For Victims Of Injustice

Seyi Makinde OnoBello

Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday announced a N500 million compensation fund which will provide critical funding for residents who suffered any form of injustice during the #EndSARS protests in the state.

Makinde, who stated this at the House of Chiefs, Secretariat in Ibadan during the post-protest meeting with traditional rulers, clerics, and other stakeholders, urged past victims or the ones resulting from the anti-police brutality protests to take advantage of the platform provided to log their cases.

He also said that a judicial panel of inquiry would be inaugurated in the next week to look into cases of injustice melted to people.

Makinde also said that he had directed the setting up of N500 million Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) fund to be disbursed to youths who have bright entrepreneurial ideas that would provide further employment and improve the economic landscape in Oyo.

The statement read, “This afternoon, we met with traditional rulers, caretaker chairmen of local government and local council development areas and clerics, to discuss the way forward for our dear state following the End SARS protests and subsequent events.

“I outlined the steps we are taking to address the issue of ending police brutality and other injustices. We have set up an initial N500M Compensation Fund for victims of injustice. Also, a judicial panel will be inaugurated within a week to consider cases of injustice.

“I also stated that we are addressing the underlying socio-economic issues. We have set up a N500M fund for MSMEs, and we will employ 5,000 youths in government agency schemes in the next few months. We are also distributing the fifth phase of palliatives by the end of this week.

“We will continue to protect the rights of every resident of Oyo State as contained in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended.”

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