Dr. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the Governor of Kwara State on Thursday walked along with hundreds of #EndSARS protesters to the police headquarters in Ilorin, the state capital, urging them to remain calm and peaceful while their grievances are being looked into.
Acknowledging the grievances of the protesters, AbdulRazaq said he and a few governors and some businessmen have recently held a zoom meeting with some individuals involved in the protest movement following which their five-point demands were forwarded to the President, Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abdulrazaq said the President was already acting on the five-point demands of the protesters.
Accompanied by his deputy, Kayode Alabi, the governor joined the protest from the Government House on Ahmadu Bello way where the protesters, who were mostly youths had converged, briefly addressed them, and then led them to the police headquarters at their request.
Addressing the protesters at the police headquarters, AbdulRazaq said the young people have spoken loud and clear and would have their interest protected by the government.
He announced the setting up of an ombudsman through which people can channel their grievances and have the same attended to in the state.
“However you look at it, we are all victims. I have since joined the protest. Some of you may notice online that I joined a Zoom meeting on Monday with Hajia Aisha Yesufu, Aliko Dangote, Wizkid, and others to arrive at a resolution on this protest. It was part of this what led to the five-point agenda which is being implemented now by the federal government. The President is definitely listening to the complaints,” AbdulRazaq assured.