The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has once again been criticized for his call that members of the militant sect, Boko Haram, be granted amnesty. This request has been described as disappointing and baseless by the Prelate of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr Sunday Ola Makinde.
Makinde made this known while addressing newsmen during the 51st annual synod of the church in Ibadan, on Friday. The theme of the synod was “If God had not been on our side” and Ola Makinde stressed that a change of attitude, God fearing leadership and the resolve to end corruption should be the key to moving the nation forward.
His words: “I am unhappy with the Sultan’s statement about amnesty for the Boko Haram sect. Traditional and Religious leaders should be custodians of morality and should not condone illegality. Could a faceless group be given amnesty, even if it were deserved…? The activities of the Boko Haram sect should not be equated to the Niger Delta militants, who were fighting for resource control and against land pollution. What resource control is the sect fighting for? We just found out that 83 per cent of oil blocks were controlled by the north. We must pray against revolution in the Nigeria”, he said.
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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