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#EndSARS Protests: Buhari gets reports of damaged Lagos assets from Sanwo-Olu

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received reports of public assets damaged by #EndSARS protesters in Lagos State, from Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The reports were presented by the Governor after meeting with the President, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja

According to a twit by Presidency Nigeria #AsoVillaToday, “President @MBuhari this afternoon met with Governor @jidesanwoolu of Lagos. The Governor presented a report on the extent of the destruction suffered by Lagos State in the aftermath of the #ENDSARS protests.”

The governor, however declined to take questions from State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting.

It was not immediately clear what is contained in Governor’s report and how much the State requesting from the Federal government in terms of assistance to fix the damaged assets, Ministers from the south west had earlier estimated that “15 police stations were lost, commercial undertakings especially the ones in Lekki and many other parts in Surulere were damaged, some schools were also damaged, private properties were also damaged and public buildings like the city hall, the Lagos High Court, Lagos Forensic Laboratory and DNA Center, the Nigeria Ports Authority and the palace of the Oba of Lagos and many others were damaged.

In their report presented to the Federal Executive Council (FEC), they had also recommended that the federal government should assist businesses affected by arson and looting in Lagos and other parts of the country through the Central Bank of Nigeria and the National Economic Council (NEC).

They specifically recommended the use of the CBN Intervention Mechanism under the COVID-19 funding or any other related funding mechanism to assist victims of the arson attack across the country, beginning with Lagos State.

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