Sanwo-Olu left the weekly meeting of the State Executive Council and moved to address the #EndSARS protesters.
Sanwo-Olu said he identified with the #EndSARS campaigners, noting that their agitations touched the essence of democratic freedom.
He said citizens must never be denied the rights to protest, but urged the protesters not to employ wrong methods to drive home their messages.
He said: “Your voice has been heard clearly and a clear pronouncement has been made on the activities of SARS.
“The operation has been dissolved by the police leadership and just a moment ago, Mr President addressed the nation on the issues you have raised.
“My stance on this #EndSARS is unmistakable and I have told you that we identify with this protest because you have legitimate concerns.
Sanwo-Olu said he spoke with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu, on Monday to outline the position of the Lagos State Government on police reforms, adding that he would visit President Buhari on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 and present the demands of Lagos youths on the issues.
The governor praised the courage of the protesters and urged them not to block the key road.
According yo reports, the protesters were largely uncoordinated. They rebuffed pleas to open the road and demanded the physical presence of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The protesters remained unruly but the Governor made his point – that they should not allow their legitimate campaign to be hijacked by hoodlums who might have another agenda.
Sanwo-Olu agreed with the demand of the protesters on reforms in the operations of law enforcement agencies, adding that the State Government would work with the police leadership on compensation for the family members of victims of SARS’ brutalities in Lagos.