On Thursday, the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, finally speaks about the reports presented to the Lagos state government by the judicial panel selected to preside over the violence that occurred on the 20th of October 2020.
Why it matters?
On Tuesday, 16th of November 2021, the final report by the judicial panel presiding over the events of October 20th released their report. Before now, President Buhari had given no comments on the report.
Speaking on Thursday, President Buhari told the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who was on a visit, that his government would allow the State Government react to the matter before stepping in. The President disclosed this through the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, while speaking to newsmen on Thursday.
The statement reads, “So many state governments are involved, and have given different terms of reference to the probe panels. We at the Federal have to wait for the steps taken by the states, and we have to allow the system to work.
We can’t impose ideas on them. Federal Government has to wait for the reaction of the states.”