- The presidency has made a clarification on President Muhammadu Buhari's promise to EndSARS protesters
- According to presidential spokesman, Laolu Akande, the president meant every word he said to Nigerians in the last national address on the issue
- Akande said that the president is committed to addressing the pending issue on police brutality across the nation
The presidency has reacted to claims that President Muhammadu Buhari is indifferent to the calls by Nigerians against police brutality through the EndSARS protest.
A special assistant on media and publicity to Vice president Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, said that the nation's number one citizen has already given a live broadcast of the issue and that he meant every word he said.
Akande said that the president's address to Nigerians over the extra-judicial killings and violence by some police officers in the defunct unit underscores his commitment to protect the lives and properties of citizens.
The presidential media aide stated that efforts by the presidency to address the demands of the protesters are already ongoing and that "all the related issues including matters of compensation for victims" will be dealt with soon.
"Just so we are clear, this is what Mr President said on the #EndSARS. He has spoken and he means every word.
"I know that efforts are ongoing on all the related issues including matters of compensation for victims. Please share video just so everybody is aware that Mr. P has spoken."
Meanwhile, an All progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Delta, Joel-Onowakpo Thomas, had called on Nigerian youths to put an end to the EndSARS movement since their demands had been heard by the federal government.
Thomas stated that the continued protest of the youths on the streets, despite the government's willingness to positively respond to their requests, will give room for hoodlums to hijack the situation and begin their evil activities as they have already started in some states.
The APC bigwig who was also a state coordinator of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) for Delta, Edo and Rivers expressed fear that if care is not taken, the protest might degenerate to something unpalatable across the nation.
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