*Police To Provide Security For Protest
The Acting President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the presidency has no power to stop the 2Face Idibia-led February 6th nationwide protest.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Mr. Laolu Akande said revealed this on his Twitter handle.
He said that the Buhari Administration ”will not prevent Nigerians from expressing themselves in peaceful protests, it’s a fundamental right of the people.”
He added: “No govt has ever laid out the kind of Social Investment Prog, the Buhari govt is now running across the nation, that will touch millions.”
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command yesterday rescinded its threat to stop the anti-government protest slated.
The two sides met yesterday and resolved to modify their hard line positions,according to Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni.
He said: “We had a meeting with the protesters and we explained to them why we advised against the protest. A pro-government group wants to protest that same day and we don’t want a situation where there would be friction.
“We also don’t want hooligans to hijack the process and injure the protesters.
“ After explaining to them, they said they will go back and discuss with others. They said if they decide to go ahead, they won’t demonstrate but would assemble at a point and read their demands.
“That notwithstanding, we have resolved to provide security for them. It is our responsibility and we won’t shy away from it. We will ensure trouble makers do not hijack the process.”