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Sanwo-Olu awards children of slain police officers scholarships

Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu awards scholarsip to children of slain cops in EndSARS protest
Ernest Sunday

Lagos State governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has awarded children of the policemen that were killed during the EndSARS protest scholarships. He also planned to compensate their families.

The governor disclosed this during a visit to the command headquarters in Ikeja following the attacks the police department in Lagos experienced during the EndSARS protest.

Sanwo-Olu also promised to rebuild the whole police posts that were burnt during the protest and also replace the police vehicles that were destroyed too.

According to Sanwo-Olu his visit to the police command headquarters in Ikeja is to boost the morale of the officers in Lagos state and stated that their work in the state could not be overemphasized even though there are other officers that are tarnishing the image of the police.

“The Commissioner of Police has come forward with a number of requests, which we will need to address to boost the morale of officers after last week’s event, " Sanwo-Olu said.

"As your governor, I have come here to take full responsibility for the loss you have suffered in terms of logistics. From tomorrow (Thursday), we will start implementing these requests.

“Through the Lagos State Security Trust Fund, we will be replacing the police operational vehicles burnt in the violence. We have bigger plans for all the police stations burnt down. We will look for the funds and build befitting stations that will set the standard of what police stations should be.

“The most important request is to offer scholarships to the children of officers that died. I have directed the Lagos State Scholarship Board under the Special Adviser on Education to immediately award scholarships to the children of the slain officers", the Governor said.

During the EndSARS protest last week many public and private properties were destroyed.

The police officers in Lagos State were under attacks by people reported to be hoodlums. Over 29 stations and 71 police vehicles were set ablaze while it was also reported that six police officers were killed and 36 critically injured.

But Sanwo-Olu said that they are working on bringing the police post back to a good condition.

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