#EndSARS: Wase meets service chiefs, promises justice, fair play


Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase

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Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has assured that the House would ensure that justice is served to all those affected by the #EndSARS protests.

Wase gave the assurance on Monday when he met with all the service chiefs and other heads of security agencies at the National Assembly complex.

Corereporters report that the meeting was at the instance of the House ad hoc committee to interface with relevant security agencies and stakeholders, which is headed by the Deputy Speaker.

In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Speaker, Umar Muhammad Puma, the main terms of reference of the panel was to review the #EndSARS protests and create an atmosphere for the legislature and the security operatives to brainstorm on how best to restore peace, calm frayed nerves and forestall a reoccurrence of the destruction and mayhem that trailed the hitherto peaceful protest.

Wase said the essence of the committee is to address peaceful existence without jeopardising national security.

He also said it is aimed at ensuring that the issues raised by the protesters are addressed amicably.

“We are going to take inputs from the various service chiefs and all the relevant stakeholder involved to ensure that justice is served,” he said. 

Present at the meeting were the Comptoller General, Nigerian Immigration service, Mohammed Babandede; Comptroller General, Nigeria correctional service, Ahmed Jafaru; Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu; Director General, State Security Service, Yusif Magaji Bichi; representatives of the Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of Air sSaff and Comptroller General- Nigerian Custom Service among others, 

It will be recalled that the House of reps had on October 20, 2020, set up an ad-hoc committee sequel to a motion passed on the need to address  the breach of national security emanating from the peaceful #EndSARS protests.

The Wase-led ad hoc committee has the majority and the minority leaders, as well as chairmen of all security related committees, and three members each from the relevant standing committees of the House.


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