#ENDSARS: I’m glad Nigerians have protested against police brutality – Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, on Tuesday reacted to the continuous protest of Nigerian youths against police brutality.

Read the statement the governor made on Facebook.

I appreciate all the #EndSARS protesters that came out today in Asaba and across Delta State for conducting a very peaceful and organised protest. As a parent, I am glad that you have gathered yourselves nationwide to protest police brutality.

As leaders, we acknowledge that we have failed — even as parents. In my own home, when my children spoke about this protest, I realised that this is a collective pain that is shared by all Nigeria’s youth.

This is why, as we move forward, I want you all to know that your voices have been heard loud and clear. SARS has been disbanded, however, I assure you that this is not the end.

There is still the need to address further reform and re-orientation of the entire Police Force. The issues of adequate remuneration, training and discipline of the Police Force must be looked into critically.

Moving forward, I appeal to you to remain peaceful and law-abiding as you go about this legitimate protest. Having made your voices heard, I ask that you please give us some time to work things out with key stakeholders across the nation.