The Senate has adopted a bill that will provide EndSARS victims compensation

According to vanguardngr (25 May 2023). On Wednesday, the Senate approved a bill for a second reading that aims to compensate victims of the EndSARS protests. This bill, called the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Act Amendment Bill, was introduced by Senator Bassey Gershom of the PDP Cross-River party. Continue Reading>>>>

The bill proposes the creation of the EndSARS Victims Compensation Fund, which will provide compensation to verified victims of the protests that took place in October 2020. Senator Bassey stated that the judicial panels of inquiry and the Senate Joint Committee on EndSARS found that protesters were killed, private and public property destroyed by rampaging hoodlums, and valuable assets were looted.

He also noted that the implementation of compensation has been discouraging for victims. Therefore, the establishment of the fund and the implementation of the recommendations made by the judicial panel of inquiry and Senate Joint Committee on EndSARS should bring hope to victims of the 2020 EndSARS protests. The Senate President referred the bill to the Committee on Special Duties for review and a report back to the Senate in a week. Continue Reading>>>>

Recall #EndSARS is a widespread social movement and collection of protests aimed at ending police brutality in Nigeria. It operates in a decentralised manner and seeks to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a notorious unit of the Nigerian Police that has been implicated in numerous abuses against Nigerian citizens over time.

 

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