Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Valley Nigeria Economic Development (SV-NED), Temitope Ajayi, said victims of the EndSARS protest have received interest-free loans worth N10.5million.
Ajayi disclosed this on Monday, December 7, while giving out the second tranche of the interest-free loans worth N10.5 million, in Lekki, Lagos state.
Philanthropist explained that the beneficiaries who were able to pay off their initial loans got double the amount in the second tranche of the disbursement of the loan facility.
He also expressed delight over the beneficiaries’ commitment towards being financially independent, while maintaining their status as responsible citizens of the country.
She added that those that got N20,000 before received N40,000 and were also given prizes like umbrellas, food warmers and more.
According to her, ”I was moved by the sufferings of young Nigerians as a mother, I decided to reach out to my children and friends in the diaspora to help assist these youths to be financially self-reliant.
”Thank God they gave me some money and I have been able to do this and I pray, these contributors will never lack.
”Before giving out the loans, we engaged them in business development training to enable them to thrive in their various businesses.
”The entire gesture was done by Silicon Valley Cooperative Multipurpose Society in partnership with Global Connection for Women Foundation (GC4W) and Masterplan Finance UK Ltd, specially designed for the EndSARS Nigerian young adults.
”Our goal is to heal and revive Nigeria through helping the youths, empowering them, and saving the country from destruction.”