Osinbajo commends police over protests in Abuja, Lagos

Osinbajo commends police over protests in Abuja, Lagos
February 07 19:00 2017

Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has commended the Nigeria Police Force for its “professional” handling of the protests that rocked Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country on Monday.

Some Nigerian youths had hit the streets of Abuja and Lagos on Monday to protest government’s handling of the economy.

The civil society groups had defied singer, Innocent Tuface Idibia who had earlier cancelled the rallies he initiated.

Osinbajo in a message to Nigerians on Tuesday said government was willing to continue to engage Nigerians on the way forward.

He assured that recession will soon be a thing of the past.

“I commend the IG and his officers for handling the protests with professionalism and respect for the rights of citizens.

We are committed to a continuous engagement with our people to explain government policies, receive advice and criticism.

Cabinet Ministers have gone round 8 States so far holding town hall meetings, the most recent was yesterday in Ilorin. There will be more of such meetings in the other States that are yet to be visited.

With complete focus on improving the economy every day, the recession will soon be history,” the message read.