Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was a victory for Nigerian youths.
Sanwo-Olu said this while speaking with journalists on arrival from Ondo State where he was Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship campaign team.
The governor commended the youths for being very peaceful during the protests, and promised that the government meant business about the disbandment of SARS.
”The beauty of democracy is that people have the right to protest, to air their views, to speak out when things are not going right and I have identified with them.
”This is real democracy being played out. They have the right as our youths, as our citizens to correct and say we do not want this.
”Let me commend all of our youths that have come out in Lagos. I have been monitoring on a daily basis and it has been very peaceful. That is what we want, you can actually make your point in a peaceful and orderly manner,” Sanwo-Olu said.
He urged the youths not to doubt the government’s sincerity, as it was the first time government would be dissolving the group.
Sanwo-Olu also said that the youths had his full support on their demand, as he would not sit back and allow any residents to be maltreated.
He went further to appreciate the Federal Government for listening to the voices of the masses.
”We thank the FG for listening to the voice of the people via peaceful but powerful protests showing the people’s commitment to protecting each other irrespective of gender or tribe,” he said.