#EndSARS: Oyo Governor meets artisans, Okada riders, youths representatives

Participants at the meeting
#EndSARS: Oyo Governor meets artisans, Okada riders, youths representatives
By Ekene Agbor, Osogbo
Participants at the meeting
Participants at the meeting

 

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday met with artisans, Okada riders and youths representatives of #EndSARS with a view to addressing challenges facing the youths of the state.
This is the full statement issued by the governor:
This afternoon, we met with artisans, okada/micra operators, youths and representatives of End SARS in Ibadan. Speakers from each group tabled different issues which they want our administration to address.
Participants at the meeting
Participants at the meeting

 

I assured them that we have listened to all they have said and we will work towards addressing their concerns. On the issue of tax credit for daily payments made by Okada/micra operators, I stated that this will be achieved once the registration of all operators into our database is completed.
On the issue of hackney permits paid twice by these operators, I stated that the relevant ministry will set up a meeting with representatives to ensure that this is resolved. I also gave amnesty for all fines incurred by these operators which are pending as at today.
I encouraged the youths to send representatives to make up the judicial panel of enquiry so that they will be part of the process of the dispensation of justice and also monitor how the initial N500M set up to compensate victims of injustice is utilised. Furthermore, I stated that the youths will be a part of those to monitor how the N500M fund set up for MSMEs is disbursed.
I restated that the police will resume their role in maintaining law and order in Oyo State. The issue of state policing which was raised by one of the groups, is a constitutional matter which will need to be pursued by the legislative arm at the state and federal levels.
Governor Makinde
Governor Makinde
However, working with the current structure, Oyo State will have members of the Amotekun Corps in all 351 wards in the state and I will be responsible for their actions. The training for Amotekun Corps will commence on November 1, 2020 and their passing out on November 15, 2020
Participants at the meeting
Participants at the meeting
Finally, I urged everyone present to cooperate with the government in order to achieve the better society which we all desire in Oyo State.

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