Angry Nigerians have fired on Prof. Yemi Osinbajo for his comments on the End SARS protest.
Prof. Osinbajo On Friday admitted that the Nigerian government could have acted faster on issues that affect them.
He said that he understood what the Nigerian youths are going through in the present government by been silent and had not done enough.
The VP also noted that the Nigerian Youth is frustrated because there are too many people and youths who have been brutalized by the police (SARS).
“We must take responsibility for protecting young people, even sometimes from those who are paid to protect them,” Osinbajo said.
He highlighted the federal government’s efforts in the past week and actions being taken to ensure that the demands of Nigerian youth who are protesting are met.
On Twitter, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo ended his statement with a photo showing printed out tweets from BBC and Africa.
This infuriated Nigerians who say that the government is more concerned about “international disgrace” rather than resolving the issue.
Thousands have retweeted and reacted to his message. Most respondents say they are tired of epistles and want quick actions.
“I’m not surprised. This is exactly how our young people in politics print critics’ tweets to show their principals to influence political appointments,” @Omogbajabiamila replied.
“Nothing captures the disdain our leaders have for anything Nigeria like this particular tweet. Nigerian media houses have been consistently and truthfully reporting these #EndSARS protests, but the VP thought it was best to panders to foreign interests. We don’t matter,” @nicholasibekwe wrote.
“You just agreed to NIGERIANS that you people have not been transparent and accountable. Just know if you are found guilty of any crime during your time in office, you will be charged. Those youths that have died, their blood will hunt all of you”, @Samklef tweeted.
“Dear 2023, Yemi Osinbajo @ProfOsinbajo watched citizens being killed, and he did Nothing. @PoliceNG were sent to kill protesters. The military was sent to attack protesters at National Assembly; he did Nothing. Hoodlums were sent to kill protesters too
#EndSars”, @AishaYesufu tweeted.
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