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USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by nex(m): 12:52pm On Oct 18
The leadership of the Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA), the umbrella body of all alumni associations of all 104 Federal Unity Schools has joined other well-meaning Nigerians to call on the Federal Government to ensure transformational reforms of the security architecture in Nigeria, especially the Nigerian Police.

This was made by the President General of the Association, Lawrence Wilbert in a press statement issued from the USOSA Secretariat in Abuja last week. This is in line with the citizens' actions across the country, which has led to the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across the country.



Wilbert stated that USOSA is in solidarity with all Nigerians across the country who have made their voices heard in the last one week. While condemning the use of force to silence peaceful protest as was seen in some states in the country, the USOSA President General emphasized that the bedrock of any modern and progressive democracy is institutions that protect the rights of individuals to life and liberty.

"One of the most important of these institutions is the Police, and it is obvious that a huge section of the public has lost trust in the Police to protect these rights, as can be seen in the extent and scale of the protests, “Wilbert said. The call for #ENDSARS reignites the position of the Nigerian Constitution, which highlights Security and Welfare as the Primary responsibility of the Government.

Furthermore, while commending the swift response of the Federal Government in proscribing SARS and acquiescing to the demands of protesting Nigerians, Wilbert opined that this can only be the first in a number of steps required to restore public trust in the Police and by implication, the national security infrastructure. "We encourage the government to be transparent, accountable and sincere with these reforms and fast track delivery of the 5for5 request of the protesters." he said.





Adding her voice to that of the President General, the Publicity Secretary, USOSA Sotonye Apiafi also noted that the continued protests in spite of Government action is a reflection of the state of frustration and despondence across the nation, in which the issues of concern extend beyond police reforms to more fundamental issues relating to the disappearing opportunities for young people.

Others include unprecedented unemployment rates, galloping inflation and escalating poverty across the nation. "This is made worse by the financial profligacy of the political class in the face of citizen penury. Other valid citizen concerns include the need for electoral reforms in order to strengthen electoral processes and guarantee the sanctity of the voice of the Nigerian people at future elections" Apiafi said.





At USOSA, sincerity of purpose is critical to bridging the seeming trust deficit between the Nigerian people and their governments at all levels. In this light, U Wilbert called on Federal Government to take the following actions specified below to address the critical and burning issues relating to nation building:

1. Take immediate concrete actions to demonstrate its long-term commitment to addressing the issue of police
brutality in Nigeria by commencing the prosecution of all Police Officers who have been indicted for violence
against Nigerian Citizens and Protesters.

2. Take concrete steps to reengineer the working and living conditions of the Nigerian Police Force to ensure
greater motivation and professionalism within the Force, towards building a more secure Nigeria.

3. Take immediate steps to ensure a review of the Nigerian Constitution in order to address the issues of True
Federalism, Resource Control and Electoral Reforms.

4.Take Immediate actions to address the size of Government by considering constitutional changes that will
engender a unicameral legislature and a cut down in the number and remuneration of Government Officials and
agencies to reflect the state of the national economy and identify with the sacrifices being made by millions of
Nigerians.

5. Government to strengthen National Orientation Agency (NOA)to deploy programs for better citizenship
participation and nation building.'

Finally, Wilbert wishes to draw the attention of government at different levels to the children currently in schools across the country, noting that the country owes them safety in the midst of the escalating global Covid-19 Pandemic, and owes itself the responsibility to re-orientate the citizen psyche through sincere, consistent investment in the educational sector. He also commended President Buhari on the recently passed National Teachers Policy, which he stressed was long overdue and a welcome development, and encouraged the Federal Ministry to Education to immediately absorb all
part-time teachers who are currently on the PTA payroll.

We believe that the safety of children in schools is top priority for governments at all levels. This is a solemn duty of care, which we cannot afford to get wrong. As the largest coalition of Alumni Associations in Africa, we are happy to work with the Federal Government to leverage our network across the country to ensure the country delivers on this duty of care and safety for children currently in our schools. USOSA will continue to support the Federal Government and the Nigerian People as we all collaborate towards the attainment of the Nigeria of our dreams.

Lawrence Anirejuoritse Wilbert
President General
Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA)
Web: usosa.ng
Twitter: @usosaonline
IG: @usosaonline

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by GoshenNLA(m): 2:00pm On Oct 18
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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by judecares1(m): 2:00pm On Oct 18
Please my dear people,let's protest holding Nigeria flag no matter how small it may look like or try and sing the national anthem whenever you see uniform people,they can't shoot you

#EndSARS

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by oluwaseunamos33(m): 2:00pm On Oct 18
Good. They should remove their animal brain and install human being brain.

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by Jeremiahgynag(m): 2:01pm On Oct 18
Correct

Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by MISTAICEY02288(m): 2:01pm On Oct 18
Hmmm good one. I hope Buhari and his fellow idiots listen though.. Bunch of lunatics

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by babtaima(m): 2:01pm On Oct 18
#ENDSARS #ENDSARSNOW #ENDPOLICEBRUTALITY

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by Bunnatex(m): 2:01pm On Oct 18
Hmmmm. Nice one
Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by sammysmiles(m): 2:01pm On Oct 18
There no more talks and articles and all articles that can put pressure on the government than what the youths are doing now...
#EndSARS

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by SilverNorGold(m): 2:01pm On Oct 18

... has joined other well-meaning Nigerians to call on the Federal Government to ensure transformational reforms of the security architecture in Nigeria, especially the Nigerian Police.

I 100% agree with this.. Our security architecture needs urgent and thorough overhauling..

The killing of harmless protesters - IPOB or Shite or any other group - should be frowned on by all well-meaning Nigerians. No matter what, they are first our brethren.

Killing of innocent people should stop. We don't want psychopaths in our armed forces. We don't want unpatriotic and selfish elements in our forces.

The government should act quickly on this with no further delays.

Nigeria must be great, by fire, by force!

God bless Nigeria.


Julsbagg:
We need more bodies to join #Endsars
#Buharimustgo
#Revolutionnow

These are the people making this protest look like a joke. If you are really a genuine protester and not a paid saboteur, please stop this. It'll send the wrong picture or message to our brothers and sisters who are already suspecting foul play. What we need now is unity.

If we succeed in this one task without unnecessarily attracting enemies to ourselves, we'll become more united and subsequent protests will enjoy more supports.

Please, my brother, let's be guided and save Nigeria from unnecessary conflicts.

God bless you.

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by CreativeContent(m): 2:01pm On Oct 18
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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by wonuks(m): 2:01pm On Oct 18
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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by Badgers14: 2:02pm On Oct 18
It is very shameful that Buhari have not publicly addressed the nation on this issues. ( unless I missed it).

At a time like this, thats when leaders are needed... no need for a spokesperson just live and direct from the boss..

Shameful that so called democratic elected leaders are slowly turning to deaf eared dictators!!!

If Buhari and the politicians are not careful, this will turn to Arab spring like protests... well, not like they cared anyways lipsrsealed

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by Damidave1124(m): 2:02pm On Oct 18
I so much like the stratagem we are using to demand for our right. Let the protest continue, we shall not stop until we see the dividend of good governance

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by YenYo: 2:02pm On Oct 18
Thought it was USA.

We move.

The govt hasn't really understand where we are going b

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by Julsbagg(m): 2:02pm On Oct 18
We need more bodies to join #Endsars
#Buharimustgo
#Revolutionnow

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by humilitypays(m): 2:03pm On Oct 18
The whole world want to see Nigeria change for better and take its rightful place.

The whole world is in support of this great movement because a failed Nigeria as it is now is affecting their own nations as Nigerians scamper to all nations of the world seeking for refuge or greener pasture or better life angry angry


Foreign artistes have started to release songs in solidarity of the Nigerian youth movement for change going on now!


Please join the movement!


All we want is a better Nigeria where all lives matters for...not where some lives matters and most lives don't matter as it is now!

You SARS or Police officer or Military officer or Airman or any uniform officer killing innocent Nigerians and feeling high, remember that you will retire one day and then you will realize that your life does not matter to government, neither does the life of your children and family members!



How do you Police officers sleep peacefully after killing an innocent unarmed person intentionally angry angry

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by nautybride: 2:04pm On Oct 18
Arise O Compatriots.






No organization or body wan carry last.

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by Abfinest007(m): 2:04pm On Oct 18
Well done
Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by newharddrives(m): 2:04pm On Oct 18
Hmmm
Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by bewla(m): 2:05pm On Oct 18
We got no where to go
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Nigeria is our home

all we ask is reform and good government


I don't think this is much to ask

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by Eborty(m): 2:05pm On Oct 18
Nigeria is gearing towards democracy.

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by Artisappng: 2:05pm On Oct 18
Yes o.
Majority of our leaders lack sincerity.
And sadly, Nigerians are tired.
We're even tired of feeling tired!

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by Omezif(m): 2:06pm On Oct 18
That's it, this endSARS protest is only protest that ever successfully subjudated by protesters since the coming of this terrible government.

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by DirtyGold: 2:06pm On Oct 18
It is good that the people are beginning to wake up to confront their harsh realities.
Protests are good and are instantaneous but, it must not end there.

WE MUST NOT WAIT FOR 4 YEARS TO GET A BAD GOVERNMENT OUT.
HOW SO? WE HAVE SENATORS AND REPS MEMBERS representing us, reach out to them, demand they move for the impeachment of the sitting president among any other demands you have (let the people organize themselves and send bills to the national assembly from across the nation), if he/she refuses, approach INEC to RECALL that national assembly member and elect someone else that will do the people's bidding, simple!

If members of the national assembly representing you are absentees, unreachable or misrepresenting you, youths and other well-meaning members of the society should move for their recall immediately... it mustn't be after 4years!

Protests cannot continue forever but there are channels of achieving the same objectives if the people are so determined to get the desired change.

The youths must become vigilantes of the governance process... no more sidon look disposition of old.

What's tha business?
Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by easyboycom(m): 2:08pm On Oct 18
It is well
Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by femijay8271(m): 2:08pm On Oct 18
"IF THEY WERE KILLED WHEN THEY WERE YOUTHS, WOULD THEY BE WHERE THEY ARE TODAY?". BISHOP OYEDEPO

Now God Almighty will surely punish those old fools we have as leaders if they dare bring any stupid "SMILE" Shiit out there

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by asobo: 2:08pm On Oct 18
Proudly PRO UNITATE.
#WeMove
#EndBadGovernance

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by Passionate888: 2:08pm On Oct 18
I think say na grin grin
Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by codedguy1(m): 2:09pm On Oct 18
Badgers14:
It is very shameful that Buhari have not publicly addressed the nation on this issues. ( unless I missed it).

At a time like this, thats when leaders are needed... no need for a spokesperson just live and direct from the boss..

Shameful that so called democratic elected leaders are slowly turning to deaf eared dictators!!!

We don't even want him to talk he should just get out that place.

What does he want to say?

Someone that is incapable of thinking in the 21st century is who you think will address the nation and say something reasonable.

I ask again, what will he say?

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Re: USOSA Calls For Sincere Action On Police And National Reforms by Oxtonguy: 2:09pm On Oct 18
Naso

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