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‘FG Should Wake Up And Provide A Future For The Youths’ – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to make the reforming of the Nigerian Police Force a matter of urgency.

This was stated in a statement on Monday by its President, Samson Ayokunle.

CAN commend the End SARS protesters, as well as youths that are on the frontline asking for good governance and end of police brutality.

He said that CAN have been following the nationwide protests nationwide and was praying that attempts made to disrupt the peaceful demonstrations guaranteed by the constitution will be vain.

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He, however, called on the government to set up a judicial panel, with civil society representatives, to make sure that any police officer found guilty of brutality and extra-judicial killings will be punished.

Ayokunle said, “Semi-literates should never be recruited into the Police again. Well-educated, morally and mentally sound people are good enough to wear police uniform in Nigeria.

“All tiers of the government should stop paying lip service to the welfare of the people and immediately begin welfare programmes that will bring succour to the suffering masses.

“State governors and the FCT Minister should set up a committee to dialogue with the representatives of the protesters to douse tension in the country.

“The Inspector-General of Police should suspend the implementation of the establishment of SWAT. All officers who were members of SARS should be screened to unmask the rotten eggs.

“The government should wake up now and provide a future for our youths through provisions of gainful employment or enabling environment for their employment.”

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