The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to assist the tenants and shop owners at the Circle Mall in Lekki to bounce back to business following the recent looting and burning of several shops and stores at the mall by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protests.
Sanwo-Olu said the state government would give tax break and some financial assistance to all the business owners affected by the ugly incident.
Recall that some hoodlums went on the rampage on October 21 after the #EndSARS protests were hijacked and looted property worth billions of naira at the Circle Mall and also set parts of the building ablaze.
The governor noted that the grant support was a non-refundable financial support to the victims, adding that the affected businesses were not expected to pay back while the lending support would be in the form of a loan.
Sanwo-Olu also asked the shop owners to reach out to the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, urging them to make use of the opportunities being provided by the agency in assisting people who are in business, especially small scale businesses.