In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 19th, October, 2020

“It Is Unfair To Say That Govt Is Not Doing Something About The #EndSARS Protest”

"It Is Unfair To Say That Govt Is Not Doing Anything About The #EndSARS Protest"


Tolu Ogunlesi

Tolu Ogunlesi, the President’s Particular Adviser on Digital Media has stated that it’s not truthful for Nigerians to say that the federal government is doing little or nothing in regards to the on-going #EndSARS protest to kick towards police brutality within the nation.

Talking in an interview on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics, Tolu averred that large progress has been and remains to be being made to fulfill the calls for of Nigerians protesting towards police brutality within the nation.

He added that police reforms now, has by no means been this excessive on the agenda any authorities since 1999.

The presidential aide stated;

In the event you have a look at the 5 for five, you’ll be able to see that fairly large progress has been made on all of those.

“By no means earlier than has police reforms been this excessive on the agenda of any authorities since 1999, so it’s unfair to say that authorities has not or will not be doing something.

“I believe up to now, the federal government has proven good religion in first acknowledging the calls for on the highest degree of presidency. In the event you undergo the listing of calls for one after the other you will note that lots of work has gone into assembly these calls for.”

He additional famous that among the calls for of the #EndSARS potesters are between medium to long run.

Tolu added;

“As for an impartial physique to supervise the prosecution of officers; that’s additionally the place the judicial panel of inquiry is available in as a result of they’re going to make suggestions after which one level that’s vital to make is that State Attorneys Common have the facility to prosecute offending law enforcement officials”.

On the welfare of law enforcement officials, ogunlesi stated;

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“It’s clearly a long run aim among the many 5 for five calls for however even at that, President Buhari final 12 months signed the Police Belief Fund Invoice which is able to be certain that the welfare or compensation of law enforcement officials is dealt with”.


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