Lagos State Government has restated that it will continue to support the families and children of police officers who lost their lives during the #EndSARS protests in the State.
Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, Lagos State Deputy Governor, gave the assurance on Tuesday in Alausa, when he received the Executives of the Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA), who paid him a courtesy visit.
Dr. Hamzat said the State government would do all it can to bring succour to the families of deceased officers and ensure that their children have quality education up to the tertiary level through a scholarship scheme already put in place for the children.
He added that the government will rebuild the stations razed during the protest to rekindle hope in the system and further boost the morale of the officers in the discharge of their duties of protecting citizens.
The Deputy Governor urged POWA to always interact and continue to be in touch with the wives and families of the deceased police officers to render support.
Hamzat also charged the association to always interact with other women, whose husbands are not part of the Police Force, in order to make them see police officers as friends rather than enemies as well as being humane in their dealings.
The leader of the delegation and representative of the President of the Police Officers’ Wives Association,(POWA), Mrs. Catherine Ogbizi, disclosed that they are in the State to commiserate and identify with their members, whose husbands died during the #EndSARS protests in Lagos.