#EndSARS: Lagos State Govt Gives Scholarships To Children Of Slain Police Officers

During a visit on Wednesday to the state police command headquarters by governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, he revealed that the state government has awarded full scholarships up to the university level to the children of police officers who lost their lives over the End SARS crisis in the state as a compensation.

In a statement issued by Gboyega Akosile, chief press secretary to the governor, six police officers were killed, 36 were injured, while 29 divisional stations, 17 posts and 71 operational vehicles were burnt during the End SARS crisis in the state.

“As your governor, I have come here to take full responsibility for the loss you have suffered in terms of logistics.The commissioner of police has come forward with a number of requests, which we will need to address to boost the morale of officers after the last week’s event.

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 immediately award scholarships to the children of the slain officers.”

He said the state government will foot the hospital bills of injured officers, compensate the families of the deceased, and also take charge of burial arrangements.

The governor added that vehicles and motorcycles burnt will be replaced, the police cottage hospital in Ikeja will be upgraded, while the command headquarters will be connected to the state’s Independent Power Project (IPP) for constant electricity supply.

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