Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman on Monday December 14 told the Senate that the agency lost more than N1billion when some unidentified people vandalised its facilities during the #EndSARS protests in October.
Speaking during the 2021 budget defence session of her agency before the Senate Committee on Marine Transport, Usman said N807m had been earmarked for rehabilitation of the burnt portion of the agency’s building.
She said the burnt portion was different from the amount that would be spent to replace the 27 vehicles set ablaze by the vandals while three others were stolen.
According to her,
“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 N807million already estimated for rehabilitation of the burnt section of the building.”