Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has said that the Federal Government will support Anambra State in rebuilding facilities destroyed during the #EndSARS protests that recently rocked the country.
Senator Ngige stated this when he made an on-the-spot assessment of the damage done to facilities in different parts of Anambra State.
Senator Ngige, a former Governor of Anambra State toured the facilities in company of the Secretary to the Government of Anambra State, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu and other government officials.
The property visited by the minister included Anambra State Internal Revenue Service, Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra (OCHA) Brigade office, Central Police Command, Ogidi, Divisional Police Headquarters, also in Ogidi, Divisional Police Headquarters, Nnobi and Nnewi Central Police Station and barracks as well as the Area Command Headquarters, Nnewi.
Note that Governor Willie Obiano had visited the facilities days ago, where he promised that immediate re-construction would soon commence.
The #EndSARS protests had began peacefully in Anambra State as with others states in the federation, with Governor Obiano once addressing the protesters, making crucial promises to ensure that police officers who perpetuated crimes in the state are expeditely brought to book.
However, at the tail end of the social agitation, hoodlums capitalized on the volatility of the period and the conspicuous absence of security officials to unleash crimes including torching government property and looting anything their hands could reach.