Vice president Prof Yemi Osinbajo has apologized to Nigerians on what he called the slow response of the government that made many Nigerians angry saying understandably the could’ve moved faster
In a tweet Prof Yemi Osinbajo said and I quote ‘ 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 ” end of quote
Prof Yemi Osinbajo said
Over the past week, the government has beenpfollowing the protests, adding that he has had a number of discussions with key people in the administration that the youth deserve to be informed about. Transparency, after all, is a key tenet of government.
Prof Yemi Osinbajo
He said the government understand that the youth want to see action reiterating that work is ongoing.
The vice explained that he chaired a meeting of 36 state governors and the Minister of the FCT (NEC), where it was resolved to set up judicial panels of inquiry so that Nigerians can see justice served, and fast.
He said With Mr. President’s approval, SARS has been completely disestablished, and none of its former members will feature in any police tactical units.
The vp condoled with the families of Jimoh Isiaq, and all those who have lost their lives at the hands of wayward police officers.and To those injured,he wished them a full and speedy recovery.
Prof Osinbajo said government
understands that the issues the protesters are raising are bigger than just SARS. They’re deep and systemic and government is undertaking comprehensive measures that will revamp the police by addressing issues of welfare, service conditions and training.
He said government will continue to update and engage with them on these action steps in the spirit of transparency, so that nigerians can hold the government accountable.