Following the release of the EndSARS report of Lagos State EndSARS Judicial Panel Reports, President Muhammadu Buhari says he would wait for the pronouncements from state governments which set up the panel to probe police brutality before the federal government take action.
Buhari stated this on Thursday while hosting the visiting United States Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken at the State House, Abuja.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled ‘Endsars probe panel report: we wait for the states, President Buhari tells Blinken, American Secretary of State.’
Speaking, he said, “So many state governments are involved, and have given different terms of reference to the probe panels. We at the Federal have to wait for the steps taken by the states, and we have to allow the system to work.
“We at the federal have to wait for the steps taken by the states, and we have to allow the system to work. We can’t impose ideas on them. Federal government has to wait for the reaction of the states.”
“We can’t impose ideas on them. Federal Government has to wait for the reaction of the states.”
According to the statement, the US secretary of state described the report of the #EndSARS probe panel as “democracy in action”, and said he looks forward to necessary reforms within security agencies.
Speaking on the removal of Nigeria from countries violating religious freedom , Buhari said his administration remains committed to freedom of worship, adding that “no one is discriminated against on the basis of his or her faith”.
He also expressed his appreciation to the US for its support in the sale of military weapons to Nigeria to fight insecurity.
“It’s helping us to stabilise the situation in the north-east, and we’ve made a lot of progress since 2015,” he said.
“We are doing a lot on security, and the people involved appreciate our efforts.”