Unic Press UK: The Nigerian vice president, Yomi Osinbajo, in a series of tweets that appears to be an open apology to the Nigerian people for poor governance under the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, said that the current administration is “sorry” and owe the Nigerian people a duty to win back “trust”.
Osinbajo’s tweets Friday is not unconnected to the widespread peaceful demonstrations – #EndSARS – in all the six geopolitical regions over perennial Police brutality and poor governance in general.
“Dear Nigerians, I know that many of you are angry, and understandably so. We could’ve moved faster and for this we are sorry. We also understand that the issues that you’re raising are bigger than just SARS. They’re deep and systemic and we’re undertaking comprehensive measures that will revamp the police by addressing issues of welfare, service conditions and training. We will continue to update and engage with you all on these action steps and the ones to come, in the spirit of transparency, so that you can hold us accountable. We are, after all, here to serve you and we owe you a duty to win back your trust”, Osinbajo wrote on his Twitter handle @ProfOsinbajo
Nigerians react/reply the vice president.
The trust has been jeopardized long time ago. Our demand to #EndSARS
is beyond the police force sir . It cut across all spheres of government. #ENDSARS#EndBadGovernanceinNIGERIA#ReformTheNigeriaPolice #RestructureNigeria #ReduceSenateAndRepSalary pic.twitter.com/c6m7XlXUjF
— Samuel Salako (@samzsal) October 16, 2020
As a good citizen my Prof,May I assist you with these pictures,these are the exact pictures u really need right now,Let me spare your the stress and data…..Those people u are seeing are ALL DEAD Via SARS/POLICE BRUTALITY,they have Parent(s),U Are a Parent too, think twice Prof pic.twitter.com/glVcq6Xvm8
— Injury to one is an injury to ALL (@Mueezbayo1) October 17, 2020
— blue Blooded (@Davidsontrigger) October 16, 2020
I thought there were rumours this man had been silent? That's obviously fallacious!
This is comforting! Admitting the laxity of gov't response shows great humility.
Mr VP i would like to know how you would be making efforts that the panels in every state get the job done.
— Adewumi Collins (@AdewumiCollins) October 16, 2020
Alaye get into action, all this shalaye no necessary! pic.twitter.com/x1ISnvvQRt
— 𝐃 𝐌 𝐉 🦅 (@HeIsDimeji) October 16, 2020
Leaked Audio of Buhari's Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, speaking freely about his opinion of Buhari. We are in a mess. pic.twitter.com/5gBXjUc7cY
— true__citizen (@true__citizen) October 17, 2020
1st off, the police knows the killer amongst them. ORDER THEM ARRESTED. We want to see officers hang for every innocent lives wasted. All senior police officers, to the iG himself shld take compulsory leave pending findings. Probe NPF budget allocations. Stop speaking English sir
— OSHOMAh (@JohnNetworQ) October 17, 2020
Time for apologies has passed sir, We demand reconstruction of NIGERIA, that's the only way we can live the street.. All sectors reformed
— OwonlaTobi #EndSWAT #EndSARS (@largemony) October 16, 2020