Prof. Ishaq Akintola
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), in a statement, has stated that they would join Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo Olu as he carries out his ‘walk of peace’ as part of ways to heal the wound in the state following the shooting at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2021 during the EndSARS protest.
The group also warned religious leaders in the state against assuming the role of trouble makers.
The rights group described Sanwo-Olu as a hard-working and a performing governor, who does not sit tight in his office sipping tea while the people suffer.
MURIC noted that during the COVID-19 period, the Governor risked his life and showed the real attributes of a servant and now deserves the support of Lagosians.
MURIC made the appeal in a statement signed by its director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, and made it available to media houses on Monday.
Recall that Sanwo-Olu had recently invited Lagosians to a peace walk following the report of the EndSARS Panel of Investigation and the release of the White Paper.
However, angered by the way and manner the governments, Federal and State have handled issues contained in the panel’s report, some Nigerian celebrities have rejected the governor’s call to join in the Peace Walk.
“It is noteworthy that the governor had paid N420 million as compensation for police brutality before announcing the peace initiative. He has stooped to conquer. We should all join the historic march. MURIC will walk for peace with the governor. Lagos must not burn again,” the Islamic group said.