Daily Trust

Reps to appropriat­e funds for victims of protest

- By Balarabe Alkassim

The House of Representa­tives will, in the 2021 budget proposal, appropriat­e funds to compensate victims of the #EndSARS protests, Speaker Femi Gbajabiami­la said yesterday.

He said this was to protect lives of Nigerians and compensate families of those reportedly killed during the protests in parts of the country.

Gbajabiami­la said a proposed legislatio­n on the matter would soon be tabled on the floor of the house.

He said the house leadership would meet with the national leadership of the Nigerian Bar Associatio­n today as part of the moves for further reforms of the police.

"We should get the list of those that lost their lives so that during this budget process, we'll be able to appropriat­e for their full compensati­on," he said.

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