#EndSARS: Address Nigerians As Soon As Possible, Senate Tells Buhari




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This formed part the resolutions reached by the lawmakers during Tuesday’s plenary at the upper chamber the National in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

 

They stressed the need for the President to urgently address Nigerians, especially the the issues raised and appealed to all Nigerians to resort to the legal institutions to resolve disputes and conflicts.

 

The senators also urged all tiers government to put in place and sustain of social-economic reforms that would raise the standard of lives of the people.

They called the police to operate strictly in accordance with the rules of engagement appropriate in a democratic .

The Senate also asked the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to ensure a holistic comprehensive reform of the police.

According to them, this should be aimed at increasing the overall welfare of police personnel, including and medical insurance of all members of the Force.

The lawmakers, however, urged the Nigerian youths and the citizens to approach the National Committees Constitution and Reforms, in order to secure far-reaching holistic amendments that were vital to the restructuring of the nation.

They asked the #EndSARS to kindly, in the interest of everyone, their actions, and embrace genuine dialogue.

The Senate also resolved to, “Urge the Federal Government to faithfully and comprehensively implement all the five demands of the #EndSARS movement and with necessary timelines to rekindle confidence in the government.”

They asked the police to make it a duty to accompany protesters and get involved in protecting genuine protesters.

These resolutions followed a motion on the #EndSARS and the need for comprehensive police reforms.

Senator Biodun Olujimi from State sponsored the motion while citing Order 42 and 52 to the leave of the Senate to take the action.

The motion enjoyed the support of a majority of the lawmakers present at the plenary, including the Deputy , Ovie Omo-Agege, and the Minority , Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.

 

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