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Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by TheRareGem1(f): 3:50pm On Oct 12
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
 
OSINBAJO TO ANTI-SARS PROTESTERS:
GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO PROSECUTION OF RIGHTS VIOLATORS, HOLISTIC POLICE REFORMS

*VP adds: We must all stay focussed & committed, restates disbandment of SARS only first step in process

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said that government is not only committed to full-scale police reform but also ensuring that wrongful acts are duly investigated and prosecuted.
 
The Vice President gave the assurance when approached by State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa on Monday, just after the President assured Nigerians that “the disbandment of SARS is the first step in our commitment to extensive police reforms in order to ensure that the primary duty of the police and other law enforcement agencies remains the protection of lives and livelihood of our people”.
 
According to Prof. Osinbajo, “the President also spoke, few minutes ago, about the prosecution of all those (law enforcement agents) who have committed wrongful acts. I think, all these are commitments that have been made. But we must also understand that it is a process. It is not an event. Reform is a process. We must show commitment. Everyone must be interested, and we must stay focussed on the issues.”

Addressing the concerns of protesters still on the streets, the Vice President said “I think the clear message is that there is a government commitment to ensuring that the process of reform is done and those who have committed wrongful acts are duly investigated and prosecuted.  And whatever replaces SARS is something that is acceptable, first of all, in its compliance to all the tenets of the rule of law and human rights.”

Continuing, the Vice President said “these are all issues that we are very deeply worried about. All of us are deeply concerned about it. Many young people have complained to me. I have also been involved in many cases trying to resolve these kinds of conduct.”

Prof. Osinbajo added that “I think it is a very good moment for the Police Force, a good moment for law enforcement and for all of us. This is the time for reform, a time for change and we are all committed to it.

“Everyone is committed to seeing a Police Force and also Law Enforcement that will meet the expectations of the Nigerian people. The purpose of law enforcement, the purpose of policing, is for the safety of lives and livelihoods of Nigerians. So, we are all committed to that, and I think that everyone is committed, we are all very committed to it.”

The Vice President said “the most important thing is that SARS has been disbanded and the IGP has committed to ensuring not only that it is disbanded but also that whatever takes its place has the full participation of civil society groups and all other stakeholders.”
 
 
Laolu Akande
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity
Office of the Vice President
12th October 2020

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Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by Joylove2324(f): 3:51pm On Oct 12
God bless you Mr Vice President, this body called Nigerian police need a total reformed because 70% of them are all corrupt and brutal. We can't continue to be in a country where we can't have a peaceful protest anymore. We appreciate your effort sir

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Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by csn01: 3:52pm On Oct 12
What we all should have stand for is #EndPOLICEbrutality, not just #EndSARS, because from the onset, they said to us.
SARS will be reformed(2015),
restructured(2016),
reorganized (2017),
reformed(2018),
immediately disbanded(2019),
now dissolved(2020)...(who is fooling who?)

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Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by Shooyie: 3:56pm On Oct 12
We appreciate your influencing the disbandment of SARS. You've shown time and time again that the plight of Nigerians is a concern.

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Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by KingAzubuike(f): 4:11pm On Oct 12
The dissolution of SARS will harness more harm than good. Yahoo boys and armed robbers will start having a field day. Yesterday driving through Yaba, I saw a well known Yahoo boy protesting . I just dey laugh inside. 90% of protesters are into one crime or the other. The remaining 10% have affiliates, benifit from or are linked to the protesters .
I saw a video on Twitter where one of the protesters was brandishing firearms

Link to the video below.

https://twitter.com/ayojaycruise/status/1315681782533156867?s=20

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Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by Muyiwaipere(m): 4:11pm On Oct 12
Lol......we go here weehn
Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by Jh0wsef(m): 4:11pm On Oct 12
I have seen enough bloodshed on Twitter and Insta today already. Please 'Like' if you want buhari to go

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Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by Daniel058(m): 4:11pm On Oct 12
THIS ONE THEY ARE SAYING ITS HER DAUGHTER AND THAT OF OUR OWN INCOMPETENT AND CORRUPT PRESIDENT THAT MADE THEM ACCEPT ENDING SARS


Na big insult to Patriotic 9jerian! cry

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Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by Macsjebs(m): 4:11pm On Oct 12
Hmmm, no comment from me at this point
Check my signature
Hugs and kisses kiss kiss kiss
Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by Kendumazy(m): 4:12pm On Oct 12
Good one
Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by Benesis: 4:12pm On Oct 12
Lets be straight
Having a goal is very paramount in things.
We asked for the SARS outfit to end, we got it
We asked for reforms... And we are told we will get it.

So those still witj SARSMUSTEND placards, what elee?

At this point we need to change our placards to stufs like. #EndAsuuStrike
#EndBandittary #EndInsecurity #EndUnemployment
#BanPoliceFromCaryingLiveRounds #EndPayingOfBail #EndPoliceCollectingOf50box. Etc.

If someone should ask "what are we protesting for, will it still be to end sars dat has been disbanded?

We've won on that front, lets move to other fronts and fight on or lets retreat. No need beating and kicking a dead horse.

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Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by Lastmankc(m): 4:12pm On Oct 12
Ok
Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by Nigeriabiafra80: 4:12pm On Oct 12
Who still take this clown serious?
In other news I thought igbos are not among endsars protest
All igbos should withdraw henceforth
End Nigeria now is more better
Or rather
Defend yourselves

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Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by nullboss: 4:12pm On Oct 12
Every year same bull shit and lies. . Stupid pastor

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Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by sajb(m): 4:12pm On Oct 12
All we are saying is:
Give us our Fundamental Human Rights.
Check out your Fundamental Human Rights here
Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by sammy7410(m): 4:12pm On Oct 12
sad

Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by oluwasegun007(m): 4:12pm On Oct 12
Just dey speak grammar..
Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by BennyDGreat: 4:13pm On Oct 12
Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by bolaayenimo: 4:13pm On Oct 12
Leave story sir. The restructuring you failed to do is hunting you

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Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by KayCee92(m): 4:13pm On Oct 12
grin
Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by tolakush92(m): 4:13pm On Oct 12
Stay positive
Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by dynicks(m): 4:13pm On Oct 12
Year in year out " COMMITTED TO REFORM; COMMITTED TO REFORM".....when the heck do we get to hear that something has be done and dusted from our leaders for heaven's sake!!?

REFORM THE FORCE FOR Bleep SAKE AND MOVE UNTO THE NEXT PAGE!!.....una too dey drag issues for this country!!...I tire for una matter oo!!

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Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by Randy91(m): 4:13pm On Oct 12
THIS SATANIC PASTOR SHOULD JUST STFU!!!!!!!gringrin


Reform kill you and that your CLOuT chasing DAUGHTER kikigringrin
Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by eedimo(m): 4:13pm On Oct 12
Thanks to Jah almighty I'm not a Nigerian.

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Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by BruncleZuma: 4:13pm On Oct 12
Since which year?

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Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by jojofola: 4:13pm On Oct 12
Biggest sellout!!!

If you don't publicly apologize to Nigerians after your tenure is over, then you are not who you claim to be.

Birds of the same feather.
The bloods of innocent Nigerians that you and your master have needlessly spilled, will cry for justice.

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Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by Oladavid7: 4:13pm On Oct 12
angry
Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by ArmaniUhuru: 4:14pm On Oct 12
Since the IGP’s announcement, why is Buhari yet to address the nation officially?

A nationwide address will be the confirmation the masses are waiting for, and the protests will stop.
Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by naijadjmixtape: 4:14pm On Oct 12
citizens dont believe government...please visit my small mixtape bog naijadjmixtape.com
Re: Osinbajo To EndSARS Protesters: Government Is Committed To Police Reforms by Rahkman: 4:15pm On Oct 12
Randy91:
THIS SATANIC PASTOR SHOULD JUST STFU!!!!!!!gringrin


Reform kill you and that your CLOuT chasing DAUGHTER kikigringrin
thunder fire you flat head okoro

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