Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has set up 500 million naira fund for the families of the Policemen who were killed following the #EndSARS protests.
The Governor said this in a series of tweets following his visit to the Eleyele Police Command Headquarters, Ibadan, to meet with members of the Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force.
“I encouraged them to look beyond the actions of thugs and hoodlums who hijacked the legitimate protests and unleashed mayhem on some of their members. Bearing in mind that the protesters included them in their 5 for 5 requests by asking for better conditions of service for them. I stated that the police are a very important part of our community and acknowledged that not every member of the police force is bad. However, I said it is the professional conduct of the good ones that will win back the trust of the people”, Seyi Makinde tweeted Read also: Wike Donates 20m Each To Families Of 10 Security Agents Killed In Oyigbo “I said we should all work together to build a better society. That I support the protests doesn’t mean I am against them. I am for the protection of everyone’s right, including theirs. And that we need their cooperation to ensure that arsonists and anarchists are brought to book. Finally, I told them that the families of policemen in Oyo State who were unlawfully killed will be part of those compensated from the initial N500M Fund which we set up last week. May their souls rest in peace”, he added.