By Daniel Tyokua
The Minister of FCT Malam Muhammad Bello has received the report of the Ministerial Committee constituted to assess losses and damages caused by #EndSARS agitators in the territory.
Bello after receiving the report commended the Committee for the timely submission and assured the victims that issues raised will be looked into with the view to ensuring that there is no repeat of such incident.
He said: “We will look at the report and use it as a means of ensuring that we don’t allow such to happen again in the future. I am sure the content of the report will guide the Administration to do the needful”.
While conveying the appreciation of the FCT Administration for the efforts of the committee, the Minister assured that relevant organs of the Administration will look at the report critically, stressing that, “If there is a need for the Administration to call you back to go through other aspects of the report or to implement the report, I hope you will make yourself available at that time”.
Presenting the report to the Minister, Chairman of the Committee, Alhaji Idris Abbass, who is also the Director General of the FCT Emergency Management Agency, said submissions were received from the general public to ascertain the extent of damage in line with the terms of reference given to the Committee.
He added that the assessment was all encompassing, saying, “We carried out a physical assessment of these affected places and we used different methodologies to arrive at our report.
“We had meetings, we also went on on-the-spot assessment and interacted with some of the victims affected. We have already carried out publicity and given due priority via print and electronic media so that the public will be aware of this Committee and make submissions so that nobody will be left out”.
Recall that following the unrest that erupted in parts of the FCT in the wake of the #EndSARS protests, the Minister had on November 5, 2020 inaugurated a 18-member committee to assess losses and damages within a 2-week time frame.