#EndSARS protest: Kogi Govt sets up committee to assess damage to properties

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As normalcy returns to Lokoja, the Kogi State capital following #EndSARS protests, the State government has inaugurated a committee to assess the extent of damage and impact of the uprising in the State.

The 9-man committee was inaugurated by Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Dr. Folashade Arike Ayoade.

While performing the function on behalf of Governor Yahaya Bello, the SSG charged the Committee members to do justice to the terms of reference given by the governor.

“I urge you all to work assiduously to ensure we are able to assess the damage done to public institutions and individuals as a result of the unfortunate incidence.

“The terms are: To undertake thorough assessment of all public and private properties, and critical infrastructures destroyed by the hoodlums.

“You are also required to compile the list of affected infrastructure, properties, other assets and materials destroyed and/or carted away by the hoodlums.

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“Compile the replacement costs of all the affected infrastructure, properties and the materials identified as requested above.

“Advise the Government on immediate action plan, compensations and reconstruction of the affected infrastructure, properties and all the valuable assets destroyed or stolen during the violence,” he said.

The Governor charged the Committee to submit its report within a week.

Speaking on behalf of the Committee, Asiru thanked the governor for the confidence reposed in them, assuring people of the State that the Committee would do justice to the task given to it.

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