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#EndSARS Looting: Kwara Gives N180M Grants To 48 Business Owners

The Kwara State government has awarded a total of N180,775,000 to business owners whose wares and assets were looted by hoodlums during the EndSARS protest.

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq disclosed that cheque have been issued to 48 victims of the incident based on the the recommendations of the committee that was set up to assess the damage and propose interventions.

“The total grants awarded to these businesses stood at N180,775,000 and it was based on the recommendations of the independent adjuster/committee that was set up to assess the damage and propose interventions.

“I really sympathise with these business owners and I regret that such a thing ever happened to them.

“We do not have the capacity to give them everything they have lost but the grants given are our token of support to encourage them not to give up.

“Our administration is always willing to help businesses of all sizes to thrive. Just like we are supporting petty traders with micro-loans (Owo Isowo), we are also supporting SMEs to make sure they continue to grow and create more jobs.

“Government cannot do everything. Business owners are our partners in evolving Kwara from a civil service state to an enterprising one”, Abdulrazaq stated.

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