By Olayinka Ajayi
The Lagos State Union UK & Ireland, has commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos for his uprightness towards the outcome of the panel set up to investigate the gruesome killings of innocent youths during the #EndSARS protest at Lekki tollgate.
In a statement, the Union’s Publicity Secretary, Kayode Ajayi and the Union’s President Mr Toyin Ibrahim Igbo noted that the action of Governor Sanwo-Olu towards the panel report showed that he is a man with conscience and plight for the youths.
“We are solidly behind our Governor. He has demonstrated exemplary leadership by selecting men and women of good conscience as members of the panel and the panel has done well by exposing the atrocities of the Federal Government towards the masses particularly the youths.
“We want to assure our Governor that Lagosians are with him on this and must resist any form of intimidation or threat that may arise from any quarters.
“The youths between the ages of 18 and 30 years are the major victims of extortion and brutality. They are often framed as lazy and fraudulent and are constantly harassed by the authorities. This, coupled with the fact that 34.9 per cent of them are unemployed, has led to outcries of social vices.
“We, therefore, urged the youths to shun social vices and get involved in active politics. They should get their Permanent Voters Card, PVC, ready and vote who will protect their interest”.