#EndSars, Kwara Government Sets Up An Ombudsman To Address Grievances

In a bid to address the grievances of #EndSars protesters, the Kwara State Government has decided to set up an ombudsman through which people can channel their grievances and have same attended to in the state. 

He explained that ombudsman would be the go-between for aggrieved citizens and security agencies.

The Kwara State Governor who was accompanied by his Deputy Kayode Alabi alongside protesters in Ilorin to the Police Headquarters in the State Capital noted that he and a few governors and some businessmen have recently held a zoom meeting with some individuals involved in the protest movement following which their five-point demands were forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari.

AbdulRazaq further added that the young people have spoken loud and clear and would have their interest protected by the government. 

“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.

“I urge you to please give (Mr President) the time to implement the five-point agenda. A reform is definitely coming to address all the issues.”

In the statement released by the Chief Press Secretary Rafiu Ajakaye, the Kwara Police Commissioner Kayode Egbetokun who received the Governor and the Protesters commended them for being peaceful and said specific officers mentioned by the protesters would be investigated. 

“I want to assure you that the Nigerian Police is with the youth. We have heard your report against some of our officers. I want to implore you to report anything against the Police in this state to me directly. I assure you that action will be taken,” Egbetokun said.

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