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We have met demands of #EndSARS protesters – Lai Mohammed


Alhaji Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that the demands of the EndSARS protesters have been met by government.

Lai Mohammed said this when he appeared on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) news programme, Weekend File.

The minister said that the government has met the demands and even done more than what was demanded by the EndSARS protesters.

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He said:

“If the purpose of this protest is to meet your demands and that demands has been met and made public, and government has been giving marching orders, for crying out loud, if you are sincere from the word go, why don’t you give the government a chance? We can’t go higher than what we have done”.

“The meeting of NEC comprise all governors of the country, presided over by the Vice-President. A communiqué was read out and we have started the implementation. We’ve asked all state governors to set up Victims Support Fund; all state governors, not only are you going to have a judicial panel of enquiry, but the composition must comprise of youths, students and CSOs”.

“We went further to say that they should set up a Special Security and Human Rights committee In each states with students, youths and CSOs as members. And we are saying that the new Police Special Tactical unit will overseen by this panel which comprises of CSOs and youths. I don’t think we can bend beyond that”.