Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has announced a N500m fund aimed at assisting businesses looted by hoodlums in the state.
Speaking in an interview with journalists in Ilorin after visiting various businesses affected, Governor AbdulRazaq expressed displeasure over the level of looting, assuring that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.
On a visit to Kwara Mall and Agro Mall Governor AbdulRazaq said “We are therefore not going to leave the business owners like that. We are setting up a N500m fund for those that were affected to access. The application form is live and active on the State Government’s website and can now be filled by interested parties. We are going to get them back as soon as possible.”
On claims that government was hoarding COVID-19 palliatives, the governor said such rumours weren’t true. Noting that what was stolen at the Cargo Terminal were donated to specific vulnerable households and were being distributed across the state for the private sector led CACOVID Foundation.
“What happened was bareface stealing and some people are playing politics with it. This is not the time to play politics. It is a time for all hands to be on deck. It is not just Kwara they wanted to burn down. They wanted to burn the whole country down. I urge all of us to stand up and resist that.”
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