Beyond The Protests, Advocacy Must Continue to Ensure Implementation of Police Reforms in Nigeria - Segun Awosanya
The ongoing protests by youths across Nigeria reflects the decades of laxity in supervision and monitoring of the activities of police formations, that has brought to the fore the potency of citizens to effect positive change and demand accountability from institutions.
A case example is the now disbanded Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS established in the 90s, that was plagued with allegation of abuses, extra-judicial killings, maiming, rape, illegal detention etc.
This edition of the "Economy and Politics" show anchored by Ottoabasi Abasiekong features Mr. Segun Awosanya, a Civil Rights Advocate and Founder of the Social Intervention Advocacy Foundation (SIAF), who provides brief insight into "The Quest For Reforms And Effective Policing In Nigeria".
Mr. Awosanya calls for more constructive engagements from the protesters and the need to explore timelines for implementation of Police reforms in the country, and the need to sustain advocacy on the implementation of the Police Bill 2020.