The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that many victims of the EndSARS protest that rocked Nigeria last year have already received payment of sums awarded to them by the panels set up by the Federal Government.
According to Lai Mohammed, “Each state, in collaboration with the Federal Government, shall establish modalities for the settlement of all monetary compensations awarded by the panels.
“Already, as resolved by NEC, a number of states have set up Victims Compensation Funds, from which several victims have already received payments of sums awarded to them by the panels”.
Newsmen reports that the EndSARS protests held in 20th of October 2020 were against the activities of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigeria Police Force accused of police brutality.
Nigeria Youths had gathered at the Lekki tollgate, Lagos State to express their disgust for police brutality and bad governance in Nigeria.
The protesters were dispersed from the location by gun-wielding soldiers, which some people believed led to the loss of lives.
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