The presidency has released the statement below indicating the government’s readiness to meet the demands of the #ENDSARS protesters.
The demands include halting use of force against protesters and the unconditional release of arrested citizens.
The decision was taken at a meeting between the government, the police, and civil society, a statement by presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina said.
“The Ministry of Police Affairs and Police Service Commission were also present at the meeting that affirmed that the five-point demands of the protesters and the ENDSARS movement are genuine concerns and will be addressed by the Government,” the statement says.
PRESIDENTIAL PANEL ON POLICE REFORMS SWINGS INTO ACTION, OKAYS 5-POINT DEMAND OF PROTESTERS
Following directives by President Muhammadu Buhari on dissolution of Special Anti-Robbery Squad and immediate response to yearnings of citizens, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, convened a meeting with stakeholders, agreeing to meet demands, which include halting use of force against protesters and unconditional release of arrested citizens.
The meeting, organized by the Office of the Inspector General of Police and National Human Rights Commission, was a multi-stakeholders’ forum attended by leaders and representatives of civil society organisations in Nigeria, activists from the entertainment industry and the ENDSARS movement and development partners.