#EndSARS: FCT minister inaugurates Committee to assess damage

By Niyi Maraiyesa

Federal Capital Territory FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has inaugurated a ministerial committee to assess the extent of damage, identify and recommend appropriate compensation for victims of the carnage that followed the recent #EndSARS protest in the territory.

Inaugurating the 18-member committee on Thursday in Abuja, Bello charged them to carefully identify families of those who were killed during the violence and also assess the damages both on public and private properties. Bello directed the committee to deploy its expertise and recommend within two weeks strategies to forestall another wave of violence in the future.

He said, “the Committee has two weeks to submit its report on the following Terms of Reference (TOR): Visit and assess the extent of damage to individual and public properties and assign value. “Identify those affected and ascertain their losses. Identify lives affected and assess the loss suffered.

“Recommend level and modalities of compensation. Advise the FCT Administration generally on measures to forestall future occurrences”.
The committee is headed by the Director General of FCT Emergency Management Agency,  Idris Abbas, has fourteen days to turn in its recommendations. Responding, the chairman of the committee, Idriss assured the minister that the committee would do its best to deliver the task.

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