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#EndSARS: ‘I Will Build Peace Park In Lagos To Commemorate October 2020 Protest’ – Sanwo-Olu



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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared that his government will build a ‘peace park’ in Lagos to commemorate peaceful protests against police brutality and human rights violations.

Naija News reports that the governor’s declaration was coming hours following the release of a 41-page White Paper on Tuesday night on the report by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and other matters.

Sanwo-Olu who had rejected recommendations and claims of the EndSARS panel while speaking on the Lekki tollgate massacre yesterday said his government will designate a park in the state and name it ‘Peace park’ to serve as a reminder to the citizens of Lagos state of the Lekki incident last year.

Though the government had claimed that only one person died of a gunshot from the incident, he stressed that his administration was 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.”

He said: “The Lagos state government will designate a park in the state and name it ‘Peace park’ to serve as a reminder to the citizens of Lagos state of the peaceful protest all over the state against abuse of human rights.”

“I believe and have always been vocal about this that we owe it to you, the people of Lagos, to constantly speak and engage with you. In easy times, in difficult circumstances, we will never shy away from making our case to you, while also ensuring that we listen to you,” the governor added.

Meanwhile, popular musician, Seun Kuti has rejected the invitation of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for a peace walk as part of ensuring harmony in the state.

Naija News reports that the governor had in a press conference on Tuesday invited some youths in the state to join him in the “historic march for our dear Lagos.”

Those invited are Folarin Falana (Falz), Debo Adebayo (Mr Marcaroni), Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya (Segalink), Adedotun (Just Detoun), Seun Kuti, Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu and Commander of Rapid Response Squad (RRS), CSP Yinka Egbeyemi and others.

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