Nigeria president, Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerian youths on their main five demand over the issue of police brutality in the country.
Nigerian youths did not take it funny on the police when the peaceful protest has been turned to a bloodshed protest at Lekki toll gate in Lagos.
The five demands of nigerian youths are not far-fetch after pleading with the youths.
The demands are;
1: Immediate release of all arrested protesters
2: Justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensation for their families
3: Setting up an independent body to oversee the investigation & prosecution of all reports of police misconduct (within 10 days)
4: In line with the new Police Act, psychological evaluation & retraining (to be confirmed by an independent body) of all disbanded SARS officers before they can be redeployed
5: Increase police salary so that they are adequately compensated for protecting lives and property of citizens.
However, he made this assurance in a new year message to all nigerians, assuring all and sundry that the demand will be met.
“In this journey to nationhood, we have experienced the highs and lows. 2020 indeed came with a lot of challenges ranging from security and economic issues across the regions to understandable protests that were mainly led by our youths and served notice to the demand for police reforms and accountability.
This government heard, this government listened and this government is committed to fulfilling the five demands of our youths, fully understanding that we all wish well for Nigeria
In the midst of all these challenges, I had initially pledged that as your elected President and Commander-in-Chief, I would ensure that these ongoing challenges will be faced head-on with renewed determination and with all the appropriateness and urgency required.
Your voices have been heard and we would continue to listen to you, and all the key stakeholders who are committed to the unity of Nigeria to ensure that every region of this nation is safe for us all, while guaranteeing that the future is also secure for the coming generation
I wish to also use this occasion of New Year to reaffirm my commitment to the people of Nigeria, especially the youth who need our collective encouragement and support. In securing this nation we need to secure the future of our youth.
Our young people are our most valuable natural resource, at home and abroad. Their ingenuity, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit is evident to all.”