Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has apologized to Nigerians, admitted and faulted the Federal Government for not moving faster in addressing the #EndSARS protesters’ demands.
The #EndSARS protesters are calling for a total ban of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS unit of the police.
Osinbajo, speaking on the #EndSARS protests in a series of tweets on Friday night, noted that he knows many Nigerians are angry, and that their anger was justified.
He further said that he understands the feeling of many young people in the country. He noted that many feel that the government has been too silent and has not done enough, adding that the feelings of frustration are justified.
Osinbajo noted that far too many people had been brutalized by the police, saying that this is unacceptable.
The VP said that it was the government’s responsibility to protect young people, even from those who are paid to protect them.
The Vice President also tweeted that the nationwide protests go beyond agitations about SARS, adding that the government has undertaken comprehensive measures that will revamp the police by addressing welfare, service conditions, and training issues.
See the full tweet HERE: