EndSARS: Oyo Pays 1 Million Won to Ishiaki’s Families, Other Victims Killed

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020, Under: News

EndSARS: Oyo Pays 1 Million Won to Ishiaki’s Families, Other Victims Killed

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinda paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Jimo Isiak and two other victims of violence that erupted during the ENDSARS protests on Tuesday.

Makinda was accompanied by senior government officials, President of the State Assembly Oyo, Mr. Adebo Ogundoin and some MPs.

He explained that, in addition to the EndSARS protest, most Nigerians are frustrated by the harsh economic reality prevailing in the country, and if the government fails to address the issue of youth inaction with paid work, the future could be disastrous.
The governor also noted that while his government is not opposed to peaceful protests,

Protesters must be accountable enough to voice their concerns as the state government will work harder to ensure meaningful youth participation in the state.

Makinda also ordered the immediate allocation of 100 million AD. to renovate the Soun of Ogbomoso building after violence erupted in the Ogbomoso axis over the weekend following an ENDSARS protest that led to the destruction. property of Oba Jimo Oevumi, Ajagungbade Palace.

So the governor, he also ordered the Ombudsman for Local Government and Head of State, Chief Bayo Laval and the President of Trustees of the Ogbomoso North Local Government Council, to assess and document the destroyed parts. buildings and vehicles to determine what will be renovated and which will be replaced

* Asking Soun to forgive those responsible, Gov. Makinda, who described the protesters as the sons of the monarch, says the government will significantly involve youth to defuse tensions and prevent a possible recall.

In his response, Ogbomoso Soun Oba Oevunmi praised the visit and called on the government to take on multiple responsibilities.
The monarch also ensured that traditional institutions continued to play their role in supporting government for a better society.

Vanguard recalled that angry youths destroyed millions of naira in the monarch’s main palace, looted and destroyed property in a building adjacent to Souna’s palace, commonly known as Oba Oladunni Hall, and about ten damaged vehicles.

The governor, who was received by the monarch’s secretary, Mr. Toyin Ajama, was also circled around the palace to see the damage done to the palace.

Likewise, Makinda, who allocated NZ $ 1 million to each of the families of the protest victims, urged them to view the premature death of their children as a natural disaster.

The dead were Isiaka Jimo, Taiwo Adeoye and Moshud Ganiyu.

The governor also visited the Ogbomoso District Police Department, where he had a short closed-door meeting with the officer in charge.

Source: – Vanguard


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