The Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde on Monday met with traditional rulers, caretaker chairmen of local government areas and clerics to discuss the way forward after the #Endsars protest.
“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”.
According to Makinde, an initial 500m compensation Fund for Victims of injustice has been set up by the state. A judicial panel will also be inuagurated.
“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”.
Speaking further, the Governor also mentioned plans to addressing the underlying socio economic issues in the state by providing funds for MSMEs and employing 5000 youths in the state.
“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”.he said.