The executive governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has expressed sadness over the level of destruction some unscrupulous elements that hijacked the #Endsars protests unleashed on the government warehouse which was housing medical supplies and covid 19 palliatives.
The governor in a statement said the loss incurred at the facility is a huge blow to already challenged healthcare system in the state and would run into hundreds of millions of naira.
The governor who could not hold back his sadness said there is more to the damage caused in the warehouse and his administration will get to the root of the matter.
He said, “Yesterday, as my deputy and I inspected the breached government warehouse at Medical Stores Road, which stores palliatives and medical supplies, I expressed my sadness at the destruction of materials that feed the whole hospital network system in our state.
“In our company were the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire; Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq.; the State Police Commissioner, Johnson Kokumo; amongst other top government functionaries and security chiefs.
“The loss incurred at the facility is a huge blow to our already challenged healthcare system and would run into hundreds of millions of naira. This cannot be the intention of the #EndSARS protesters. We believe that there is more to it and we will get to the root of it.
“On his part, Dr. Enahire appealed to people who find themselves in the custody of non-consumable items to return them and urged the perpetrators to put an end to these kinds of activities.
“Also, the state Police Commissioner confirmed that over 50 suspects have been arrested with medical exhibits, adding that social media reports of gunshot injuries were yet to be ascertained.”