Osinbajo apologises to #EndSARS protesters, says FG could have acted faster

Osinbajo apologises to #EndSARS protesters, says FG could have acted faster

The vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, says the Federal Government could have acted faster to end police brutality and extortion

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The vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, says the Federal Government could have acted faster to end police brutality and extortion in the country.

He made this known in a series of tweets on Friday.

The VP also said the anger and frustration of youths in the country are justified. He tweeted, “Dear Nigerians, I know that many of you are angry, and understandably so. We could’ve moved faster and for this we are sorry. I fully understand how many young people feel. Many feel that we have been too silent and have simply not done enough. These feelings of frustration are justified.

“There are far too many people who have been brutalised at the hands of the police and this is unacceptable. We must take responsibility for protecting young people, even sometimes from those who are paid to protect them.”

He informed that protesters that the Federal Government is making efforts to meet their demands. Osinbajo said, “Over the past week, we have been following the protests, and I have had a number of discussions with key people in the administration that you deserve to be informed about. Transparency, after all, is a key tenet of government.

“Several meetings have been held with: the Senate president, Speaker, Chairman of Police Service Commission, IGP, Executive Secretary of @NHRCNigeria, and governors. We understand that you want to see action from us and I’m here to tell you that work is ongoing. I chaired a meeting of 36 state governors and the Minister of the FCT (NEC), where we resolved to set up judicial panels of inquiry so we can see justice served, and fast.”