Instagram comedian, Debo Adebayo, popularly called Mr Macaroni, has criticised the manner with which the presidency is handling the demands of the End Sars protesters.
The comedian,who spent the night on the grounds of Lagos State House of Assembly alongside other protesters on Thursday, shared his thoughts while fielding questions on a Channels Television’s programme, Rubbin Minds, on Sunday.
“They move from state to state during elections to make promises to the people so when those who elected them into power are crying, they have no business sending tweets to them,” the 28-year-old comedian said.
“They need to wake up and talk to the people, they are used to sleeping. When the Nigerian youths see that the government is serious, then the protests will stop.”
When asked when he sees the End Sars protests ending, Mr Macaroni said the protesters will only leave the streets when they see the government taking decisive actions to address the issues raised.
Citing the various attacks on protesters by ‘hired’ thugs across the country, he said the Buhari-led government has failed to protect the lives of the protesters on the streets.
“What government is expected to do in situations like these is to show a sign of good faith. They kept saying that they’re working but there are decisive actions that can be taken that would prove to Nigerian youths that they are beginning to listen and ready to act,” he said.
“Why not meet the protesters’ demands first, why not begin to take action? We are protesting and our lives are not even secured. Safety is still a concern, so we cannot even talk about any other thing until every Nigerian youth is sure that his or her life is safe.”
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu, on Monday announced the inauguration of an 8-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution which will receive and investigate complaints of police brutality in Lagos.
The governor said the panel will in the next 24 hours be joined by two youth representatives and a member of the National Human Rights Commission as they look to provide restitution while following due process.