Action Governor: Sanwo-Olu Begins Serious Work on Lagos EndSARS Panel's Reports
- Time and again, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has proven himself as a true and worthy leader in Lagos state
- The governor has stated that without wasting time, the reports of the Lagos EndSARS panel will be looked into
- Governor Sanwo-Olu has also set up a committee for this purpose to be led by the state's attorney-general, Moyosore Onigbanjo
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Lagos - The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, November 15, announced his reception of the reports of the EndSARS commission of inquiry.
Via his Instagram page, Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed his gratitude to the chairman of the panel Justice Doris Okuwobi and his members for their service.
The governor noted that in order to ensure swift implementation of the recommendations made in the report, his administration has set up a four-member committee led by the Lagos state attorney-general and commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) to raise a white paper.
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He disclosed that members of the committee are, the commissioner for youths and social development, Segun Dawodu, his special adviser on works and infrastructure, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye and permanent secretary, cabinet office, Tolani Oshodi.
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Sanwo-Olu disclosed that a key responsibility of the committee will be to bring forward a White Paper in a few weeks to be considered by the state's executive council after which the reports and recommendations will be announced publicly.
In addition to this, the governor said his administration will also submit the report to the National Economic Council (NEC) for consideration.
Lekki tollgate incident was a massacre, Lagos EndSARS panel reveals
Recall that the panel had reported the Lekki Tollgate shootings of October 20, 2020, as a massacre.
It indicted soldiers and implicated Nigeria’s security agents in the killing and forced disappearances of harmless and unarmed youths protesting at Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020.
The panel led by Okuwobi submitted the reports at the Governor’s Office in Alausa, Ikeja.
The report read in part:
“The atrocious maiming and killing of unarmed, helpless and unresisting protesters, while sitting on the floor and waving their Nigerian flags, while singing the National Anthem can be equated to a massacre in context..."