President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday that efforts were being made to fish out rogue elements in the Nigeria police force.
He also said his Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, would lead senior government officials to various parts of the country to interface with the traditional rulers and the people, especially youths, on efforts of the government to address their demands.
The President, who spoke during a meeting with a delegation of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammed Sa’ad Abubakar 111 at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the effort was in compliance with the demands of #EndSARS protesters.
He said the voices of youth had been heard, adding that actions were being taken, in compliance with the demands.
Buhari, who noted that the police would undergo major reform in the areas of welfare, working conditions and code of conduct, said: “We have heard the loud cries of our youth and children, and we are attending to their concerns.
“To succeed in all of this, we would require your support and voice to help amplify the message. Your proximity to the people places you in a unique position to communicate and ensure that our response is targeted and impactful.
“I want to once again thank you for the role you all have played to calm down our youth with wisdom and authority.
By instilling hope and keeping the peace, you have rendered the country great service. “We cannot allow anybody or group to threaten the peace or sabotage these efforts.
Strong, transparent efforts are underway to address those rogue elements of the Nigerian Police Force.
“Simultaneously, the Nigerian Police Force will also undergo much-needed reform that covers welfare, working conditions, and code of conduct.
That will usher in a more professional workforce.