A coalition of concerned Civil Society Organisations, under the aegis of “Defend Lagos”, has expressed readiness to join Lagos State Governor, Bababjide Sanwo-Olu, in the proposed “Walk for Peace” by the state government to bring healing to Lagos in the aftermath of the EndSARS movement and submission of the report of the Lagos state judicial panel of inquiry.
Speaking,at a press briefing held in Ikeja, Lagos on.Friday, spokesperson of the coalition, Declan Ihekaire commended the governor for the spirit of statesmanship displayed in reaching out to some of the leaders of the #ENDSARS Protest Movement during his broadcast on Tuesday 30th November 2021.
Describing the White Paper as a win-win for both the government and the genuine #ENDSARS campaigners, the group urged the government to begin the full implementation of all the recommendations made, also appealing to Governor Sanwo-Olu to urged the Presidency, the National Economic Council (NEC), APC legislators, the Police Service Commission and the Inspector General of Police amongst others to push for necessary reforms in the Police.
While warning against any attempts to sabotage the economic activities of Lagos State through the narrative of #LekkiMassacre, the group also stressed that those bandying the massacre narrative have a bigger agenda, noting that with time, the truth would unfold.
Similarly, Students of the Lagos State University (LASU), on Thursday, through its Student Union President expressed willingness to also embark on the Walk of Peace proposed by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.