A group of Northern youths under the aegis of North-East Youth Peace Development Empowerment Initiative (NYPDEI) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari not to sack the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase, considering his excellent performance in office since April this year.
The National President, NYPDEI, Alhaji Kyari Abubakar made the appeal, yesterday, while reacting to recent publications in the media that President Muhammadu Buhari may review some appointments made by former President Goodluck Jonathan after the presidential elections in March this year. Solomon Arase was appointed IGP by President Jonathan in May, after the sack of Suileman Abba.
Abubakar stated that though Arase was not appointed by President Buhari, the IGP has proved that he is capable of doing the job judging by his performance in the past six months.
“Though it is true that Arase was appointed during President Jonathan’s last days in office, he has demonstrated competence in handling the security situation of the country. The security situation of the country under Arase has improved tremendously which the president must consider before making any decision.
“There is no need to replace a competent hand like Arase, who has been working tirelessly to ensure total security of the country,” he said.
He further stated that the country has witnessed a lot of improvement in security since the past six months, adding that the people of North East believe the security of the region would be better with Arase as IGP.
“While it is necessary for President Buhari to review some of the last day appointments of former President, President Buhari should critically assess the performance of Arase in the last six months as IGP before taking any decision on him,” he said.
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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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