#EndSARS: Osinbajo led NEC to review reports from state panels

The National Economic Council (NEC) is expected to hold a special session to review the reports presented by the various judicial panels established by states to investigate incidents of police brutality, Checkout Magazine learnt.

The panels were constituted by the states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) following the #EndSARS protests that rocked state capitals and some major cities last year. The protests led to loss of lives, destruction of private properties and public infrastructure.

Vice President and Chairman of Council Yemi Osinbajo indicated that plans are in place to appraise the reports during the monthly NEC meeting.

The meeting, which held virtually, had in attendance governors, top government officials and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor.

According to a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande, some states have submitted their reports to the NEC, adding that others were being awaited.

It reads: “The vice president at today’s meeting announced that a special session of NEC will soon be convened to consider all the reports that are ready from the judicial panels set up late last year to address the concerns of the Nigerian people on police brutality allegations and other related issues.

“That meeting would also consider the implementation of the reports including remedies, redress and compensations.”



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