Gov N E Wike – The Federal Government is trivialising the demands by #EndSARS protesters by directing State Governors to take charge of Tactical Commands of the Police.
State Governors cannot take charge of Tactical Commands because they cannot employ or discipline anyone who errs.
Now the Federal Government wants us to set up another Commission of Inquiry when the report of the last one we set up was not implemented.
He state – I acted on intelligence to ensure that #EndSARS protest In Port Harcourt was not hijacked by miscreants.
If I did not support it, I would not have addressed the protesters who are demanding a change in the way the Federal Government conducts the affairs of the country.
If we are sincere in this country, what affects one part of the country will be taken seriously by others. Unfortunately, we politicise everything.
Let us practice true federalism. You cannot support community policing and say State Police will be controlled by Governors.
I call for a total reform of the entire security agencies beginning with the Nigeria Police Force.
From the beginning, we in Rivers state suffered in the hands of SARS operatives as they killed innocent people and made the State ungovernable.