Following the dissolution of the much-dreaded Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the Voice of Nigeria Youths (VONY) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo for yeilding to the wishes of Nigerians.
According to a statement issued on Sunday and signed by its founder, Princess Temilade Aderemi Okesanjo, VONY congratulated all Nigerian youths for lending their voices online and offline to the need to #EndSARS and reform the Nigerian Police Force.
“We commend the patriotic zeal of Nigerian youths that engaged in peaceful protests nationwide and compelled the dissolution of SARS. We also commend the IGP for listening to the yearnings of the Nigerian people, especially our youths who have borne more of the brutality from members of SARS for many years.
“The dissolution of SARS would not have been possible without the directive from President Muhammadu Buhari, and the interventions of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. This shows the resolve of the Buhari administration to ending the plight of the youths and protect the general interest of Nigerians.
“We are confident that this will be the beginning of the needed reform of the Nigeria Police Force to ensure the security and protection of lives and property, as mandated by law. We are glad that the IG’s statement also spoke about how the Police will put in place measures to protect Nigerian citizens going forward.
“The Nigerian youth make up over 60 per cent of our population and represents the nation’s huge human capital and potential across different sectors. We urge the President and the VP to continue the good work in formulating policies that will continue to improve the lives and wellbeing of all Nigerian youths and citizens,” they said.
On October 9, following President Buhari’s directive, the Vice President held a meeting with the IGP, Director-General, State Security Services, SSS, and the National Human Rights Commission to address growing national concerns on the excesses of SARS and other poliNigerians. Before that the VP had met the IGP last week Sunday after which he banned routine activities of the now dissolved SARS.