The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello and State counterpart, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, have tendered the administration’s apologies to victims of #Endsars protests in the nation’s capital.
The ministers who apologized on behalf of the administration during assessment tour of some flash points in Apo mechanic village and Dutse Alhaji respectively, also stressed that the FCT Administration has set up a committee to ascertain the level of damages with a view to paying compensation.
The two Ministers were flanked by FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, Senator Philip Aduda and some security chiefs, however, appealed to residents to remain calm as efforts are in place to ensure security of lives and property of every residents.
According to her, “We appreciate you as a government and as a people with blood in our body. We feel and we know the pains of how to lose property, and I know the Honourable Minister spoke loud and clear.
“There is a committee already looking into it to assess the level of damage and then, compensation will be made clear. I appeal to you, the Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Nupe, Ebire and every other tribe, we are one Nigeria in Abuja”.
She told the youths that government has heard their agitation, while appealing for time to deliberate and implement some of the demands, stressing that Nigeria would come out better.
While at Dutse, the minister expressed shock over the level of damage at the court premises, just as she promised that the administration would carry out renovation work on the building as soon as possible.
In her words,”This is a court established to give justice to the downtrodden, but we are wondering what the court got to do with protesters. This goes a long to show that this is the handiwork of miscreants and hoodlums targeted at government facilities.
“I want to appeal to you and the Honourable Minister is here, God willing, we like you to itemize the damaged items and the level of destruction done so that the committee already on ground can look into it. God’s willing compensation will be made to make the building more functional and conducive for work