Aftermath of #EndSARS Protests: The Ways Forward

Ladies and gentlemen, as a follow up to the press release we made yesterday, where our President, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu called on Nigerians, especially the youths to eschew violence and maintain the peace across the country, we present to you, Rt. Hon. Ugonna Ozuruigbo, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Justice as well as the Chairman, Joint Committee on the End SARS Movement live on #TheLeadershipShow on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by 12 noon Nigerian time.

Hon. Ugonna Ozuruigbo, born on November 26, 1977 is currently the Hon. Member representing Isu/Njaba/Nwangele/Nkwerre Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives. He was elected into the National Assembly during the 2019 General Elections, after serving as the Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, which was his second term in office as a law maker in the State.

His rise to stardom is a typical example of a young man who rose from grass to grace by dint of hard work. His success stories will not be complete without a mention of the days he hawked recharge cards when GSM was newly introduced into the country by the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Today, that hustle led to the birth of a giant telecommunication company called, OZB Communications and other businesses, including his venture into the hospitality industry.

Today, Nigerians are mourning and counting their losses, following the nationwide #EndSARs protests that were later hijacked by hoodlums, resulting in the massacre of innocent people and peaceful protesters who were on the streets, demanding the end of Police Brutality in Nigeria.

As a pro-active response to the peaceful protests, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives had on October 14, 2020 set up a panel, which is made up of the House Committees on Justice, Human Rights and Police Affairs, to intervene on the matter. 

As the Chairman of the Joint Committee, our guest, Hon. Ugonna Ozurigbo, while addressing the press in Abuja said, “It is important to note at this juncture, bearing in mind the urgency of the matter at hand, that the joint committee has swung into action to carry out its mandate by taking the following actions: “Invited the Inspector General of police to appear before it on Thursday, 22 October, 2020.

Despite the efforts made by this committee, the protesters maintained that they were not leaving the streets until their demands were met. Unfortunately, the peaceful protests were hijacked by hoodlums and the whole exercise degenerated into violent crisis that led to the deaths of many Nigerian youths.

On Thursday, October 22, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation on the issue of the moment and appealed for calm and peace across the country.

The Lekki Toll Gate Massacre, the jail breaks in Benin City, other killings and burning of public and private properties in other parts of the country by these hoodlums have provoked conversations that needed someone at the helm of affairs like our guest, Hon. Ugonna Ozuruigbo to speak up.

So, ladies and gentlemen, on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by 12 noon, we have decided to bring to you the House of Representatives Joint Committee Chairman on the End SARS Protests, Hon. Ugonna Ozuruigbo to speak on the ways forward after the crisis.

You should not miss this edition of the The Leadership Show because, our guest is ready to answer all your questions about what his committee and the House of Representatives are doing to ensure that peace returns in the country and to permanently resolve all the multifacted issues that have continued to fuel police brutality in Nigeria.

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Please, do not forget that “The Leadership Show” is a program of the Ugwumba Leadership Center designed to prepare African youths to become better citizens of their countries and to become better at what they do…

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