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EndSARS: Coalition Seeks Urgent Implementation Of Police Act Twenty-twenty

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Coalition of Human Right Activist has called on government to constitute a committee to oversee the implementation of the police Act twenty twenty, as a basis for urgent reforms in the sector.

The Director, Centre for Democratic Development Mrs Idayat Hassan made the call at a news conference in Abuja on the state of the Nation and peaceful protest by the Nigerian youths

Mrs Hassan who noted that the protesters are calling for better society for all, urged the government to look into their demands for better society.

EndSARS: Coalition Seeks Urgent Implementation Of Police Act Twenty-twenty “We reject in its entirety the move to draft in the military to quell the protests, even where there has been no violent conduct on the part of protesters.”

“The Military should remain in their barracks and at their duty posts, defending the territorial integrity of the country, and not deployed in a dangerous anti-people and anti-democratic operation to crush a people who are exercising their right to freedom of association, freedom of expression, and freedom of assembly.”

“It is important we state here that the commencement of the Exercise Crocodile Smile VI is ill timed and will exacerbate the distrust of citizens.”

“It is important to let the Nigerian authorities know that the entire world is watching its response to the legitimate demands of the youth.”

Also speaking at the occasion, a human right activist,Mr Jaye Gaskiya, urged the security agencies to be civil in the discharge of their duties.

“We are not spokespersons of the protest, because we need to also send a message to the young protesters on the street that we are not in any way seeking to take their space and we are not any way to pretend that we are leaders of the protest.”

Other stakeholders at the forum advised the Nigerian youths to desist from act detrimental to the development of the nation.

The coalition includes

1. Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa)
2. Enough is Enough (EIE)
3. Partners for Electoral Reform
4. Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)
5.Centre for Information, Technology and Development (CITAD)
6. Yiaga Africa
7. Global Rights
8. Project Alert
9. Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC)
10. Paradigm Initiative
11. Rule of Law and Accountability Centre (RULAAC)
12. HEDA Resource Centre
13. African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL)
14. Community Life Project (CLP)
15. protest to Power
16. Social Action
17. Take Back Nigeria Movement (TBN)
18. Right to Know
19. Lawyers Alert
20. Private and Public Development Centre
21. South Saharan Social Development Organisation
22. Partners West Africa- Nigeria
23. Centre LSD
24. Connected Development (CODE)
25. Stakeholders Development Network (SDN)
26. BUDGiT
27. CWCW Africa
28. Peering Advocacy and Advancement Centrer in Africa (PAACA)
29. Invictus Africa
30. Prisonersโ€™ Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA)



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