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EndSARS: Declare October 20 National Freedom Day — Ex-IGP tells Tinubu



Former Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro, rtd, has urged President Bola Tinubu, to declare October 20th each year, as National Freedom Day in honour of the collective struggles of Nigeria’s for justice.

Okiro said this in commemoration of the 3rd Anniversary of the EndSARS protest, spearheaded by Nigerian youths.

NewsWireNGR recalls the protest against police brutality which lasted for days resulted in the deaths of youths across the nation.

Okiro said by giving approval for the proposal for the National Freedom Day, the President would be proving to the whole world that he was never against the EndSARS protest at the Lekki Toll Gate, as it was widely speculated in some quarters in Nigeria and abroad

The ex-IGP said, “Your Excellency, in your noble capacity as the Head of the Government of Nigeria, the full responsibility and powers now rest on your shoulders to do something remarkable to change the narratives of the #EndSARS for the better because this generation cannot forget the memories of October 20, 2020.

“Your Excellency, Mr. President, it will please you to know that the Institutionalisation of October 20th as National Freedom Day (National Holiday) would be one of Your Excellency’s greatest legacy ever.

“It will show your true appreciation of your love for the youths as this development would serve as a sign of respect to the souls of the departed at Lekki Toll Gate, otherwise known as struggles for social justice.”

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