Gov. Sanwo-Olu awards scholarships to children of policemen who died during #EndSARS protests

The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has awarded scholarships to the children of policemen who died during the violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests.

#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu awards scholarships

The governor announced this during his visit to the Lagos Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja, on Wednesday, October 28, to interact with police personnel on ways to police Lagos state better.

#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu awards scholarships

“The most important requests is to offer scholarships to the children of officers who 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,” Sanwo-Olu said.

The governor also disclosed that the state government will set up a “Rebuild Lagos Trust Fund” in the aftermath of the destruction in the state.

Speaking further, he revealed that the reform of the police force, as demanded by the EndSARS protesters, has started.

Sanwo-Olu also promised that the government will compensate the families of the policemen killed, take care of their burial expenses, and foot the hospital bills of injured officers.

According to him, all damaged personal and official vehicles of Police officers will be replaced, and insurance policies for police officers in Lagos worked out.

While acknowledging the Lagos state police, he said, “You have not been truly acknowledged but I want to thank you. You have been gallant. You have shown how critical you are in our society. We might come from different background but we are all humans created by God.

“The Lagos State Police Command has been a delight in spite of our differences and inadequacies. You did not create the problems, these are institutional problems. As your governor, I acknowledge what you do and what you stand for.

“As your governor, I take full responsibility for what happened and has not happened. I will not shy away from it.”

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