All the 28 states that established judicial panels of enquiry on last year’s #EndSARS protests have completed their assignment, except Lagos State, which will conclude its work in October.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo announced this on Thursday during the National Economic Council (NEC) virtual meeting, coordinated from the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Osinbajo said eight states had submitted their reports, adding that the Council would discuss the reports in full at its next meeting when more states are expected to submit their reports.
A statement last night by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity in the Office of the Vice-President, Mr. Laolu Akande, said Professor Osinbajo listed the eight states that had submitted their complete reports as Abia, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Kwara, Nasarawa, Ondo, and Rivers.
he Vice-President said Lagos State had only submitted an interim report.
The statement said the Council got updates on cholera outbreaks, which have led to 1,768 deaths in 23 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to the statement, states with suspected cases of cholera include Benue, Delta, Zafara, Gombe, Kogi, Sokoto, Plateau, Kebbi, Cross River, Niger, Nasarawa, Jigawa, Yobe, Kwara, Enugu, Adamawa, Kastina and Borno.
“Rapid response was deployed in Bauchi, Benue, the FCT, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kastina. The Minister of Health advised the public to boil drinking water. Water purifier to be distributed to high burden states,” the statement said.
Also, the NEC got a memorandum for a programme designed to ensure the integration of at-risk children and young adults by creating opportunities for skills and empowerment to reduce their vulnerabilities.
The Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment, Mrs. Maryam Uwais, who made the presentation to the NEC, said key partners in the programme would include “Federal Ministry of Education; state governments; UBEC/SUBEBs; relevant Federal MDAs, SDG Office, World Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, UNODC, AfDB; IsDB and the private sector”.