On Monday, 14 December, Hadiza Bala Usman, Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, told the Senate that the agency lost more than one billion naira when some unidentified people vandalised its facilities during the October #EndSARS protests.
Speaking before the Senate Committee on Marine Transport during her agency’s 2021 budget defence session, Usman said N807m had been allocated for the restoration of the burnt portion of the building of the agency.
She also disclosed that the money allocated for the restoration of the burnt portion of the building is different from the amount spent to repair the 27 vehicles set ablaze by the vandals that stole three cars as well.
“Apart from burnt building and vehicles, other working tools like 317 computers were looted as well as photocopiers.
“The cost of replacing all the burnt and vandalised items will be above a billion naira when added to the N807m already estimated for rehabilitation of the burnt section of the building.”