The Lagos State government (LASG) led by Babajide Sanwo-Olu have released the White Paper on the EndSARS panel report submitted two weeks ago.
In a short statement, Gboyega Akoshile, the Chief Press Secretary to Sanwo-Olu, said one of the recommendations of the panel was rejected.
In the statement titled, ‘Highlight of the Lagos Government White Paper On The Lekki Incident Investigation’, he said, “Out of the 32 Recommendations made by the JPI in its Report of 15th November 2021, Government accepted 11, rejected one and accepted six with modifications.
“Fourteen recommendations fall outside the powers of the Lagos State Government and will be forwarded to the Federal Government for consideration. Let the healing begin.”
AllNews Nigeria learned that the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso will make the full documents available to the public shortly.
Recall that the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS-related Abuses and Other Matters had on November 15, 2021, submitted its report after which Sanwo-Olu set up a White Paper committee.
The four-member committee was led by Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN).
Other members of the committee are; Commissioner for Youths and Social Development, Segun Dawodu; Special Adviser, Works, and Infrastructure, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye and Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office, Tolani Oshodi.
According to the leaked report of the judicial panel, at least nine #EndSARS protesters were killed at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020.