Kufre Carter, one of the organisers, said after the protest, he got a call from the governor’s aide on youth matters whom he said told him that the governor gave N4 million to be shared to the protesters.
The youth in Uyo, who joined the nationwide #EndSARS protests, on Tuesday, marched through some major roads in the capital before they were eventually addressed by Mr Emmanuel, a Peoples Democratic Party governor, at a spot where they had gathered.
Mr Carter, a sports presenter with a private radio station in Uyo, published the revelation on his Facebook page on Saturday.
He said he was, however, given N500,000 with specific instruction on how to share the money.
“With this money, came a caveat that the information should be as discreet as possible and I agreed hence the reason for my initial denial which I’ve grossly regretted,” said Mr Carter who claimed he went along with two other protesters to meet with the governor’s aide.