Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman on Monday December 14 told the Senate that the agency lost more than one billion naira when some unidentified people vandalised its facilities during the #EndSARS protests in October.
Usman revealed this during the 2021 budget defence session of her agency Senate Committee on Marine Transport, she revealed that N807m had been earmarked for rehabilitation of the burnt portion of the agency’s building.
She went further to reveal that the amount earmarked for rebuilding the burnt part of the building is different from the amount that would be spent to replace the 27 vehicles set ablaze by the vandals who also stole three cars.
“Apart from burnt building and vehicles, other working tools like 317 computers were looted as well as photocopiers.
“The cost of replacing all the burnt and vandalised items will be above a billion naira when added to the N807m already estimated for rehabilitation of the burnt section of the building.”