The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has pleaded with #EndSARS protesters in the state to suspend all forms of protest.
He urged the aggrieved youths to embrace dialogue, for resolution of the issues they are protesting against.
Sanwo-Olu who made this appeal at the swearing in of members of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution, stated that the pains and concerns of the protesters are genuine and he’s in support of the youths calling for a reform of the police force.
In his words,
We have shown unprecedented commitment to the complete overhaul of the Nigeria Police. The inauguration of this Judicial Panel of Inquiry is only the first step in a long line of reformative actions that will lead to a thorough revamp and reorientation of the Nigeria Police. I believe that some of the actions we have taken should, to a large extent, show our sincerity and willingness to address all your concerns.
Let me reiterate that I am on the side of the young people out there. I understand your pain and I know your concerns are genuine and legitimate. While we are able to immediately acquiesce to some of your demands, some others will require time. We ask you to bear with us as we dutifully work on your demands.
I will, therefore, like to renew my appeal to you to suspend the protests and create an atmosphere for the resolution of all pending demands. I encourage everyone brutalized by the disbanded SARS, including the families of those who died, to present their case before this tribunal.