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Lagos Governor, Sanwo-Olu delivered message to the President

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, met with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday.

During the meeting, he presented a copy of the demands of youths protesting against police brutality and extortion in the country.

He explained that “the President restated his commitment to embark on a holistic reform of the entire Police Force.

While presenting the demands of the protesters officially to Buhari, Sanwo-Olu said, “They (protesters) said we should release all the protesters and we have released them.

“They said we should set up a Trust Fund to pay compensation to the families of those who have died. I have set up my own Trust Fund today and I have announced it.

“The third one, they said we should set up like a small enquiry for people that are bitter. So, tomorrow the IGP is coming to Governors’ Forum and he is going to ask each one of us to set up a five-man team.

“The final one is that we should increase the salary of the Police. The IGP said he is working on that. The IGP said he is going to be working to take some of them through psycho-social treatment.

“They would go to Force Hospital where they will go through a thorough medical evaluation. The ones that can still be absorbed; they will. Everything is working well.”

Sanwo-Olu on Monday and Tuesday addressed protesters in Lekki and Alausa areas of Lagos State, where he promised to meet with Buhari and the Inspector General of Police to present their case to them on the urgent need for Police reforms.

Source: Punch

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