Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is set to support victims of the recent vandalism and looting in the state.
The governor made this known during a meeting with people whose businesses were vandalised and looted by hoodlums last week.
The governor assured the victims of the support of his administration in getting them back in business.
He urged them to register on the state website as they had earlier been advised and said modalities are in place to ensure that only people with genuine cases benefit.
The governor noted he was already in talks with some banks to make funds available for interest-free loans, with long term repayment plans.
He condemned the attempts to politicise the incident from some quarters, adding that whatever political ambitions anyone may have are achievable only in a stable and peaceful environment.
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Speaking on behalf of the business owners, Ahmed Lawal Ahmed appreciated the governor for his prompt intervention. He said the government’s intention to make the fund available for them is a strategic move to restore their glory.
He requested the government to include some of their members in the disbursement committee to ensure coordination and transparency.
The meeting had in attendance, business moguls from Kwara State, Hon. Mashood Mustapha and Alhaji Jani Ibrahim who promised to assist the victims with the sum of N1m each.
The Commissioners for Finance and Communications were also in attendance.
Recall that some days ago, Governor AbdulRazaq announced a N500m recovery fund to assist businesses affected in the incident.