The Lagos State Governor, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the Government would be making full disclosure of the report to the public as the final report of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution is being awaited.
Sanwo-Olu made this call on Thursday, October 21, after the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests.
According to him, the State Government would not make an attempt to cover up the recommendations of the panel, whether it is in its favour or not.
Sanwo-Olu said the panel was set up to look into allegations of human rights abuses against the police and also determine the cause of coordinated attacks on Lagos, noting that the panel’s final report would be fully implemented.
The panel concluded its sittings last Monday, after 12 months it was constituted.
Sanwo-Olu said: “The panel concluded its sittings about three days ago and has asked for time to put the reports together behind closed doors. We do not know the content of the report, but we want to say publicly that, upon the handover of the report, we will be making it public. We will not cover up anything.
“This is not who we are and that is not what our Government stands for. We will make full disclosure of whatever recommendations that the panel will come up with. I assure citizens of Lagos that we will not leave anything to chance.”
Meanwhile, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has stated that it will support youths in tertiary institutions; with grants to promote entrepreneurship and reduce unemployment.
This was contained in a CBN report titled ‘Guidelines for the implementation of tertiary institutions entrepreneurship scheme,’ which was released on Wednesday, October 20.
According to the bank, “Five top Nigerian polytechnics and universities with the best entrepreneurial pitches/ideas shall be awarded as follows: first place – N150m; second place – N120m; third place – N100m; fourth place – N80m; and fifth place – N50m.”
CBN said activities to be covered under the scheme would include innovative start-ups; and existing businesses owned by graduates of Nigerian polytechnics and universities in areas; such as agribusiness, information technology, creative industry, as well as science and technology.
According to the apex bank, agribusiness would include production, processing, storage, and logistics; while information technology would include application/software development; business process outsourcing; robotics; and data management.