#EndSARS: Gbajabiamila assures victims’ compensation

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given assurance that victims of the #EndSARS protests would be compensated, as budgetary provisions would be made for that.
Gbajabiamila said the action would be in line with the House’s resolve to ensure that the lives of those reportedly killed during the protests in parts of the country did not go in vain.

The Speaker said the House would obtain the list of all the victims and use the 2021 budget process to get them compensated through their families.
Making remarks on the dissolution of SARS by President Muhammadu Buhari during Tuesday’s plenary, Gbajabiamila said the Nigerian people have spoken and that the government listened.
“The people that we represent have spoken, and the government has listened. The President has unequivocally dissolved SARS.
“The House had last week reached some resolutions on the issue.

It shows that we’re on the same page with the Nigerian people.
“We should get the list of those that lost their lives so that during this budget process, we’ll be able to appropriate for their full compensation,” the Speaker said.

Gbajabiamila also noted that the House must keep to one of the resolutions it reached last week, which said the Green Chamber would immediately commence the legislative process of reforming the Nigeria Police.

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