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Kwara gov leads #EndSARs pro­test­ers to po­lice hqtrs

- Nigeria News · Crime · Politics · Kwara State · Aliko Dangote

Kwara State Gov­er­nor Ab­dulRah­man Ab­dulRazaq yes­ter­day walked along with hun­dreds of #EndSARS pro­test­ers to the po­lice head­quar­ters in Ilorin, urg­ing them to re­main calm and peace­ful while their griev­ances are promptly ad­dressed.

His spokesman, Rafiu Ajakaye, in a state­ment yes­ter­day, said the gov­er­nor joined the protest from the Gov­ern­ment House, Ilorin, where they had con­verged.

He said Ab­dulRazaq briefly ad­dressed the pro­test­ers and then led them to the po­lice head­quar­ters on their re­quest.

Ab­dulRazaq said the young peo­ple had spo­ken loud and clear and would have their in­ter­est pro­tected by the gov­ern­ment.

He an­nounced the set­ting up of an om­buds­man through which peo­ple coulc chan­nel their griev­ances and have same at­tended to in the state.

The gov­er­nor said the om­buds­man would be the go­b­e­tween for ag­grieved ci­ti­zens and se­cu­rity agen­cies.

“How­ever you look at it, we are all vic­tims. I have since joined the protest. Some of you may notice on­line that I joined a Zoom meeting on Monday with Ha­jia Aisha Ye­sufu, Aliko Dan­gote, Wizkid and oth­ers to ar­rive at a res­o­lu­tion on this protest. It was part of this that led to the five-point agenda which is be­ing im­ple­mented now by the fed­eral gov­ern­ment. The Pres­i­dent is def­i­nitely lis­ten­ing to the com­plaints,” Ab­dulRazaq said.

“The Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice has lis­tened to your com­plaints here. I have also lis­tened. I thank you for your calm­ness,” he said.

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