The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-olu says the Police officers lynched in the wake of the violence that erupted last week in the State will not die in vain.
On Wednesday, the Lagos State Government directed the Lagos State Scholarship Board to award scholarship to the children of the slain officers up to the university level.
Reports say Twenty-nine Divisional Police Stations and 17 Police Posts were razed by hoodlums. Six police officers were lynched, 36 critically injured, while 71 police operational vehicles were torched.
However, the state command say they are undeterred in carrying out their constituitional duties.
The state Governor also said family members of the officers killed in the violence will be compensated and their burial arrangements taken care of, adding that the State would also be picking up the hospital bills of those injured in the mayhem.
Police officers serving in Lagos would get life insurance from the a State Government, Sanwo-Olu promised. The Governor directed the Executive Secretary of LSSTF, Dr. Rasaq Balogun, to establish the modality with the police leadership in the State.
No only that, the Governor also approved the request to upgrade the Police Cottage Hospital in Ikeja, directing the Commissioner for Health to inspect the facility for the required upgrade.
In addition to donating two 150KVa generating set to the police, Sanwo-Olu said the Command Headquarters would be connected to the State’s Independent Power Project (IPP) for constant power supply.
“Through the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), we will be replacing the police operational vehicles burnt in the violence. We have bigger plan 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 Governor said.