Sun. Feb 28th, 2021

EndSARS: Canada Pledges $10milliion To Support Nigeria

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Following the damages caused by hoodlums at the #EndSARS protest, the Canadian government has pledged to support Nigeria with $10milliion.

According to the spokesperson of the Ministry of police Affairs, Odutayo Oluseyi, the Canadian acting high commissioner, Nicholas Simard stated this when he paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Maigari Dingyadi, in Abuja.

The Canadian acting high commissioner further said that Nigeria is a multi faceted developing country, with insecurity posing a great challenge to its growth, which has become a thing of worry and has necessitated their advocacy in upholding the human rights.

He applauded the Nigeria police for the overwhelming services rendered to him since his entrance into the country.

Having moved around in assessing the level of violence during the #EndSars protest, which is devastating,
Simmard said that Canada was willing to support with the sum of $10milliion dollars noting that capacity building of Force personnel among other things diminishes violence.

Receiving Simard, the minister said the cordial relationship between Nigeria and Canada have grown stronger over the years and their quest and support in promoting human rights, peace and unity, not only in Nigeria but in Africa at large, cannot be over-emphasized.

Dingyadi stressed that the government of Nigeria has put all mechanism in place to make sure that no right of an individual is stampeded as security of lives and properties of the citizenry is paramount.

He noted that the #EndSARS protests started off with youth, making diverse legitimate demands which government acceded to but was eventually hijacked by hoodlums.

“Nigeria is a democratic nation and will continue to fight insecurity which is a spate to its sustainability” Dingyadi said.

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