#EndSARS: Kwara Business Operators To Get N500m Stimulus As Ogun Govt. Tightens Security - EDU-BIZNEWS


Sunday, October 25, 2020

#EndSARS: Kwara Business Operators To Get N500m Stimulus As Ogun Govt. Tightens Security

    Gov.AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq 

Operators of Business Enterprises  in Kwara State whose valuable items were looted by hoodlums  during the #EndSARS protest, are to get N500million as stimulus package from government.

Edubiznews also observed that the Ogun State Government on the other hand, has continued to tighten its security round public and private facilities,particularly those suspected to be housing COVID-19 palliative at the Bishop Court, Onikolobo and Farmers'Market, Asero in Abeokuta, the state capital, to prevent similar attack by hoodlums. 

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who announced the relief package during his visit on Saturday evening to various affected shops in the state including the Kwara Mall and Agro Mall, explained that the fund would assist all those whose businesses in Ilorin were looted by hoodlums, as parts of the administration’s efforts to bring them back on their feet following the incident..

The governor speaking with newsmen in Ilorin, condemned the act , describing it as mindless “the mindless looting” of people’s businesses in the state capital on Friday.

AbdulRazaq insisting that  there can be no justification for such criminal behaviour., expressed concern that such incident was capable of bringing businesses to their knees and causing massive loss of jobs and surge in poverty rate.

"We are therefore not going to leave the business owners like that. We are setting up a N500m fund for those that were affected to access. The application form is live and active on the State Government’s website and can now be filled by interested parties. We are going to get them back as soon as possible,”the governor assured.

On the claim by the Hoodlums that government was hoarding palliatives which prompted the attack on the government facilities, AbdulRasaq described it as false, adding that government was not the owner of those materials.

According to him,"the food stuffs stolen at the Cargo Terminal were donated to specific vulnerable households and were being distributed across the state for the private sector-led COVID-19 Foundation."

The governor added that the ones carted away from Agro-Mall were relief materials donated to specific victims of the recent rainstorms and floods in eight local government areas of the state by the Federal Government.

AbdulRasaq explained that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), had already distributed the materials to at least four local governments while consignments for the remaining council areas were due for dispatch when the hoodlums struck.

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