#EndSARS: Your Voices Have Been Heard, Let Govt Play Its Roles
Governor Sanwo-Olu on the #EndSARS protest
The primary citizen of Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has requested the #EndSARS protesters to settle down.
The governor appealed to protesters within the state to stay calm and “let the results of the protest go down”.
The PUNCH stories that the governor acknowledged that Federal and State governments had heard the voices of the youths and had swung into motion.
He, due to this fact, urged the #EndSARS protesters to permit governments in any respect ranges play its roles to make the demanded adjustments occur.
Hundreds of youths throughout the nation have within the final one week been protesting in opposition to the harassment and extrajudicial killings perpetrated primarily by the Particular Anti-Theft Squad of the Nigeria Police Power.
The police authorities have since disbanded the unit and introduced the Particular Weapons and Ways unit as its alternative.
The Lagos governor, on Tuesday, took the calls for of the protesters to the President, Main Basic Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at Aso Villa in Abuja.
Nonetheless, the protests have continued with many demanding for extra reforms.
Talking on the 20th Nationwide Girls Digital Convention of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officers held at Eko Resorts and Suites in Lagos on Wednesday, Sanwo-Olu urged the youths to go away the streets and permit their “elected representatives to take up the problem from the place they left off.”
This was contained in an announcement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile. The assertion was titled, ‘#EndSARS Protests: Sanwo-Olu, Oyetola, Lagos First Woman Urge Youths To Stay Calm’.
Sanwo-Olu was quoted within the assertion as saying, “I wish to humbly request and enchantment to our youths that their voices have been heard; their grievances have been nicely taken; their trigger is a simply and essential trigger. Now we have listened to them and listened to them very nicely. Authorities greater than ever earlier than will do issues in a different way and positively. We will all see the efforts we now have began since yesterday and immediately going ahead.
“I wish to enchantment as soon as once more that due to the worldwide pandemic that we now have witnessed over final six to seven months, the youths ought to let the results of the protest go down. And they need to know that their voice has been heard, let authorities play their roles and play it nicely.”
He lamented that the protests have led to gridlocks which have paralysed enterprise actions in numerous components of the state and different components of Nigeria.
“Companies have suffered; persons are simply coming again to companies. It might be unfair for these companies not to have the ability to get again on their toes once more as a result of we now have a bigger social-economic impact.
“I do know and I respect the challenges that every one of you’re going by way of. I respect the unlucky incident that has occurred to a few of our youths. However like I mentioned, we now have heard you and we heard you very nicely.
“Please let these adjustments that you simply requested for, allow them to start to occur. Now we have made commitments in Lagos State and different states too have made commitments. Allow us to see the results of these adjustments and commitments we now have given,” the governor famous.
Additionally talking on the occasion, Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, mentioned, “Let me enchantment to our youths protesting in opposition to police brutality to stay calm and permit their elected representatives to take up the problem from the place they left off.
“We’re satisfied as leaders and we’re prepared to affix the voice of cause to make Nigeria a greater place.”