Coalition for Good Governance and Economic Justice in Africa has applauded governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State for youth advocacy.
The Nigerian chapter of the NGO stated this in a press release on Tuesday.
Coalition for Good Governance and Economic Justice in Africa is a non-governmental organisation that focuses on good governance advocacy in Africa.
The NGO said Sanwo-Olu has set the pace for other governors in managing the protest to end police brutality.
Sanwo-Olu had deployed administrative machinery to maintain peace in Lagos.
The Country Director of the NGO, Mr John Mayaki in a statement said, “Firstly, we doff our hats to the bravery of the youths in Nigeria. We are also encouraged by the steps they have taken to secure their lives and future. Governor Sanwo-Olu has conducted himself democratically so far in the protests to end police brutality. He has diligently and continuously interfaced with the protesters to calm things down. It is regrettable that the Police have continued to visit several dimensions of violence on the harmless youths.
“We also find it laudable that the governor has refrained from demonstrating any high-handedness or excessive use of force as the youths air their genuine concerns. We therefore, urge other governors to emulate the style and openness he has so far displayed.”