The Lagos State House of Assembly has met with some EndSARS victims from the Lagos Central Senatorial district to determine the level of compensation for the victims.
The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, had on Oct. 26, constituted a nine-man Ad Hoc committee headed by Eshinlokun-Sanni.
The committee was to investigate the level of destruction of property and loss of lives with a view to determining compensation for the victims.
The Wednesday’s public hearing was attended by victims in the Lagos Central Senatorial District while Thursday and Friday will be attended by the Lagos East and Lagos West victims respectively.
The Deputy Speaker said the purpose of the public hearing was also to ensure it brought succour and compensation by the government to the victims of the crisis.
“The committee has sent forms to the victims of the destructions across all the 40 constituencies in the state
“They are to assess the details and make decisions on how to assuage the pains of our people,” he said.
Eshinlokun-Sanni said that the House was making a giant stride to complement other efforts and the House was garnered to display its indomitable resilience.
According to him, Lagos didn’t falter, instead, we rose and shone. This is another phase, another challenge, another setback, Lagos State shall rise again and shine brighter than ever.
Eshinlokun-Sanni clarified the difference between the House’s committee with that of the judicial panel set up by the Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu.
He said: “After the Lekki incident, we cannot leave our people, we should find ways and means of mitigating their losses.
“Already, we had COVID-19 pandemic in the nation and in the state during the year,” he said.
The deputy speaker explained further that where the victims had insurance cover, they would be compensated and if they didn’t have they would still be compensated.
A victim, Mr Olugbenga Oresajo, whose shopping mall was destroyed urged the committee to give timeline that would stipulate when the whole process would end.
Shade Salami, a community leader, advised that the perpetrators of the carnage should be brought to justice to serve as deterrent to others who might have such sinister motives.
Adeola Alaka from Bode Thomas said the areas that were affected should be barricaded to distinguish them from other parts in the same vicinity not damaged.