The Muslim Rights Concern(MURIC) has Lauded Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-olu, the first lady of Lagos state for giving out palliatives to the association.
The appreciation was conveyed in a message by the group’s Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola.
The message read:
“Our organisation had the singular honour of receiving palliatives from the office of the First Lady of Lagos State, Dr Sanwo-Olu.
“The items included five bags of rice, five cartons of spaghetti and four cartons of tinned tomatoes.
“These are precious items in these trying days and they are going to be greatly helpful in cushioning the effect of the lockdown on our members and other poor people.
“The palliatives came at the right time as we approach the Eid al-Fitr festival. They will definitely put some smiles on the faces of some Lagosians,” Akintola said in a statement.
“We pray for a very successful tenure for Gov. Babajide Sanwo- Olu, peace and progress in Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole.
“We appeal to other states to follow the footsteps of Lagos State by giving relief materials to their MURIC state branches for onward distribution to the poor at grassroots level.
“Although MURIC, apart from foodstuffs, on its own has distributed up to N3, 396,000 cash as at May 21 as palliatives to various states of the federation.
“We need the support of state governments to be able to reach more vulnerable Nigerians,” Akintola said.
Nigerian Youth Have Right To Protest, Says President Buhari
Nigerian youths have taken to the streets to call for an end to widespread police brutality.
Despite the protest, security agents have clamped down on protesters in Oyo, Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with Buhari on Monday, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare quoted Buhari as saying that it was the right of the youths to protest and make certain demands from their leaders.
According to the minister, the president asked the protesters to give his administration time to address their demands as the team set up has already gone to work.
#EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel
In a bid to quell the ongoing #EndSARS protest, the Edo State Government has set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate cases of police brutality in Edo State.
Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie made this announcement in a statement on Monday
He said the panel is set up, “in response to the yearnings of Nigerian youths, as articulated in the demands of the #EndSars protesters.”
The members of the panel are to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation, and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.
Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos (Video)
Thugs have forced men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos state police command to flee for their dear lives after attacking their van.
The incident happened along Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba on Monday morning October 19.
The thugs threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the officers who immediately jumped down from the van and started running for their lives.
The state police command is yet to react to the incident.
RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)
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