Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has joined his voice to that of Vice President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo in apologizing to Nigerian youths over failed leadership.
The former Senator expressed sadness over the inhumane stories and excesses of the defunct Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS.
“In the more than one week that the EndSARS protests began, the news media – conventional and online – have been inundated with tales of woes that innocent Nigerians have experienced at the hands of the now dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.
“Some of the stories we have heard are heart-rending and it is unfathomable how these gruesome acts could have gone on unnoticed for years.
“Interestingly, the EndSARS protests were triggered by an event in Ughelli, Delta State. It is a tragedy that so many young lives have been brutalised and allegedly wasted at the hands of those who were supposed to protect and serve the people.
“I join my voice to that of the Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in apologizing for the failure of leadership to detect and address these anomalies early enough.”