Nyesom Wike the Governor of Rivers State has said that the Federal Government is trivializing the demands of End SARS protesters.
The Governor said this during an interview with AIT’s Gbenga Aruleba NAIJA NEWS NG learnt.
Wike said by asking state Governors to take charge of the Tactical Commands the Federal Government has shown that it is not really serious about solving the demands of the protesters.
Wike added that this is so because, Governors do not have the power to employ or discipline officers . Read his words below :
“The Federal Government is trivializing the demands by #EndSARS protesters by directing State Governors to take charge of Tactical Commands of the Police.
State Governors cannot take charge of Tactical Commands because they cannot employ or discipline anyone who errs.
In Rivers State, we set up a Judicial Commission of Inquiry that indicted SARS officers. Instead of the Police authorities punishing the indicted officers, they shielded them and even promoted one to the rank of an Assistant Inspector General.
Now the Federal Government wants us to set up another Commission of Inquiry when the report of the last one we set up was not implemented.
I acted on intelligence to ensure that #EndSARS protest In Port Harcourt was not hijacked by miscreants.
If I did not support it, I would not have addressed the protesters who are demanding a change in the way the Federal Government conducts the affairs of the country.”
Watch a clip from the interview below :
Governor Wike alive on AIT news now! The world needs to see this, Nigeria needs to see this! The Federal Government is playing politics with us! #EndSARS #ENDSARS #EndPoliceBrutalityNigeria pic.twitter.com/DJ7vGOwKct
— T (@T_A_Norman) October 16, 2020