Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has announced a donation of N500 million to owners of looted properties by suspected hoodlums in parts of Ilorin, Kwara state capital.
He said it was part of the administration’s efforts to bring them back on their feet.
He further condemned “the mindless looting” of businesses insisting that the perpetrators of the crime would surely be brought to book.
He commiserated with owners of all the businesses affected.
Oyogist.com learnt that the Governor visited the Kwara Mall and Agro Mall on Saturday evening, saying the incident may bring businesses to their knees and cause massive loss of jobs and a surge in poverty rate — implications he said were clearly lost on the “hoodlums”.
“We are therefore not going to leave the business owners like that. We are setting up a N500m fund for those that were affected to access.
“The application form is live and active on the State Government’s website and can now be filled by interested parties. We are going to get them back as soon as possible,” he said.