By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has disclosed that the white paper on the EndSARS panel report on Lekki Tollgate shootings of October 20, 2020 was ready and would be released today, Tuesday.
Sanwo-Olu made the white paper disclosure this today while addressing the media on the outcome of Lekki Toll Gate panel report, at state House, Alausa, Ikeja.
He also revealed that there were plans to organise a historic peace walk in December, as part of measures of the healing of the state in particular and the country in general.
Sanwo-Olu specifically invited Folarin Falana (Falz), Debo Adebayo (Mr. Marcaroni), Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya (Segalinks), Adedotun (Just Detoun), Seun Kuti; Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, and Commander of Rapid Response Squad, RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi and others to join him in the “historic march”.
The governor said: “We, as an administration, are determined that the next steps that will be taken in this process of coming to terms with the events of October 2020, must bring closure to a painful episode in the history of our State, with the release of the white paper later today (Tuesday).
“This, in my view, is a moment that beckons us to define who and what we are as a people.
“To be a Centre of Excellence, we must be a Centre of Truth. To be a smart city, we first must be a just one. To be a prosperous state, we must establish ourselves as a peaceful entity.
“And to achieve the Greater Lagos of our dreams we must learn to live in harmony, even amidst inevitable disagreement.
“I have never been in any doubt as to the sincerity, patriotism and noble motivations of both organisers of and participants in the movement to see an end to the human rights abuses by the now disbanded Special Anti- Robbery Squad, SARS.
“It is also on record that the Federal Government accepted all the demands of the protesters, including the immediate scrapping of SARS.”