- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has been having a hard time getting youths in the state to his side after the #EndSARS incidents
- An attempt by the governor to extend a hand of fellowship to #EndSARS campaigners recent was rebuffed
- Sanwo-Olu can now heave a sigh of relief as students of the Lagos State University say they will join the governor during the peace walk
LASU - Students of the Lagos State University (LASU) have said they will embark on the proposed peace walk by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Comrade Oladipupo Uthman Badmus, president of the LASU student union government, said this when the governor visited the school on Thursday, December 2.
Sanwo-Olu who inaugurated a new students’ arcade at the school was welcomed by the SUG President, Speaker of the Students Union Representatives, Rt. Hon. Mustapha Adejuwon, and hundreds of students.
The students commended what they called the governor's giant strides in Lagos state, especially in the education sector.
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They also announced that all students of the state-owned tertiary institution have resolved to walk with the governor for peace and prosperity of Lagos.
Governor Sanwo-Olu donated two big buses to the students union as well as other gadgets and equipment for students.
Reacting to the decision of the students union, a student of LASU, Rukayat Adebowale, who spoke to a Legit.ng reporter via phone call, said the union acted on their own, adding that majority of the students were not contacted or aware of the decision.
“I heard it in the news (LASU students union decision to join the peace walk just like you did. We know the governor was supposed to visit today, but we never discussed the issue of walking with him at the union.
“I think the leadership of the union acted on their own because we were not carried along. All the same, that is their business, I am in school to learn, not to play politics.”
Rinu Oduala Berates Sanwo-Olu for Proposing Peace Walk
Popular #EndSARS campaigner and activist Rinu Oduala had rejected Sanwo-Olu’s offer to the youths in Lagos state to join him for a peace walk.
An angry Rinu wrote on social media in response to the governor's request:
“Mr. Governor You will walk alone. No justice no peace. No healing without justice! We want work on justice, not empty walks! Police brutality is still prevalent in Lagos state!”
Lagos Govt White Paper on EndSARS Panel Report
Recall that the Lagos state government released its White Paper on the report by the EndSARS panel that probed the Lekki toll gate incident of October 20, 2020.
The state government announced this via a statement on its website and official Facebook page on Tuesday, November 30.
The Sanwo-Olu government rejected the panel’s report that nine persons were killed at the toll gate when soldiers stormed the protest ground to disperse the young protesters.