Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the #EndSARS protest is one of the most successful protests to ever take place in Nigeria.
Mohammed who made the statement at a Special News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Forum on Monday in Abuja, said however, that the vision would, be achievable if the protesters would give peace a chance, by ending the protest and allowing the government to implement its reform of the nation’s security architecture.
He said; “With every challenge, there is always an opportunity and the opportunity this protest has given us is to look at a more holistic approach to reforming our internal security.
“For the first time in the history of this country, a special police tactical unit is being formed which will be supervised not by a Police Command but a committee to be chaired by the governor of each state with representatives of youths and Civil Society Organisations.
“The committee chaired by the governor will have the responsibility to supervise the way the special security unit relate to the public and carry out its responsibilities.
“The panel being put up will take complaints from the public with regards to human rights abuses; this has never happened in the history of this country.’’
The minister said following the #EndSARS protest, the federal government has directed the setting up of an unprecedented judicial panel of enquiry in each state to investigate and prosecute erring security officers that had engaged in brutality and extrajudicial killings.