13 Oct 2020 EndSARS: Makinde Addresses Protesters In Ibadan
…says ‘I’m with you on call for end to police brutality’
…promises to engage with youths, address unemployment
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has declared his full support for those calling for an end to police brutality, noting, however, that the ongoing protests must continue to be peaceful and constructive in order to achieve the desired result.
Governor Makinde stated this on Tuesday, while addressing the EndSARS protesters, who converged on the Government Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.
He promised to get all protesters who were arrested in the course of the protests released by the Police, while also pledging to ensure that no further life is lost to the protests in the State, as according to him, his Government has put in place mechanisms to ensure the safety of protesters.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that Governor Makinde, who was accompanied by the Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Debo Ogundoyin, the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Seun Fakorede and some members of the State House of Assembly, commended the protesters for being peaceful.