EndSARS: We’re Sorry For Being Silent, Osinbajo Begs Youths

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EndSARS: We're sorry for being silent, Osinbajo begs youths – Punch  Newspapers

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday apologised to the youths for keeping silent and having not done enough to stop police brutality in the country.

This is as #EndSARS protesters held candlelight sessions for victims of SARS/police brutality in several cities like Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and Ibadan.

Osinabjo, in a Twitter thread, via his verified handle @ProfOsinbajo, admitted that the feelings of anger and frustration by young Nigerians were justified.


He said several meetings had been held with government officials and actions were being taken, including the disbanding of SARS, to compensate for the injustice suffered at the hands of errant officers.

He wrote, “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.

“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.

“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.


“The reason being that only state governors, by law, can set up judicial inquiries in their states. The hearings will be public.”

Osinbajo also sent condolences to the families of Jimoh Isiaq, a protester killed on Sunday, and all those who had lost their lives “at the hands of wayward police officers.”

He added, “To those injured, I wish a full and speedy recovery. We have proposed that each state government set up a Victims’ Support Fund, which @NigeriaGov will support. This is the least that we can do to compensate for the injustice suffered at the hands of errant officers.

 

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He jas to be 


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Victor James
3 days ago

First to comment o


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They shld do something fast


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Pretending to be deaf rite??


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Adifue Mercy
3 days ago

Please what ever you are doing should be done fast


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The youths don't need apology now. Please they need action.thank you sir


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JJ DE BEST
3 days ago

Mr.  VP 


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Marian James
3 days ago

Vice president do something


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please what you are doing should be done fast
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Act fast on this issue okay


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Amos Agish
3 days ago

Yeye people......


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Ok but saome people are not happy


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Godiya Peter
3 days ago

Na today you de wake up


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Osinbajo say something 


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Elisha
3 days ago

Na normal thing


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Eric Director
3 days ago

Now that u are no longer silent what have u done


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The right President material


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Sabi Saminu
3 days ago

Silence is what we do 


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OK sir then take action


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