#EndSARS: Children Of Slain Police Officers To Get Scholarships – Sanwo-Olu

Gov. Sanwo-Olu
#EndSARS: Children Of Slain Police Officers To Get Scholarships - Sanwo-Olu - Vantage News Nigeria
Gov. Sanwo-Olu of Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, instructed the state scholarship board to award scholarships to all the children of police officers that were killed during the violence that trailed the #EndSARS protest.

The Governor, who also offered to compensate their families, announced that plans were already underway to rebuild all the burnt police stations in the state.

Sanwo-Olu added that the various police operational vehicles burnt by the hoodlums will also be replaced by the state government.

The Governor made the promises when he visited the police command headquarters in Ikeja on Wednesday.

According to a statement, no fewer than 6 police officers were killed in the mayhem that also led to the destruction of 29 divisional police stations and 17 police posts in the state.

About 36 police officers were also critically injured while more than 71 police operational vehicles were burnt.

Sanwo-Olu promised to connect the command headquarters to the state Independent Power Project for regular power supply. He also donated two 150Kva generators to the police.

In addition, the governor stated that Police officers serving in Lagos will get life insurance from the state government.

“The Commissioner of Police has come forward with many requests, which we will need to address to boost the morale of officers after last week’s event. As your governor, I have come here to take full responsibility for the loss you have suffered in terms of logistics. From tomorrow (Thursday), we will start implementing these requests.

“Through the Lagos State Security Trust Fund, we will be replacing the operational police vehicles burnt in the violence. We have bigger plans 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 most important request is to offer scholarships to the children of officers that died. I have directed the Lagos State Scholarship Board under the Special Adviser on Education to award scholarships to the children of the slain officers immediately,” Sanwo-Olou said during the visit.


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