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Imo speaker charges youths to secure their future

By Innocent Anoruo (Lagos) and Collins Osuji (Owerri)
28 June 2021   |   3:32 am
Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Paul Emeziem, has charged Nigerian youths to make efforts to salvage their future.

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Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Paul Emeziem, has charged Nigerian youths to make efforts to salvage their future.

Giving the charge at the weekend when he received The Great Compatriots, a socio-economic group, in his Owerri residence, the speaker told Imo youths to remain agents of positive change and good ambassadors of the state.

The lawmaker admonished the youths to drop the mindset of dependence on the government and external sources for survival.

He added: “The society has evolved where the youths must take the centre stage to achieve a better future for themselves.”

Emeziem, who represents Onuimo in the House, thanked the group for the visit and promised to remain committed to effective service delivery and quality leadership.

AS the Imo State Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Police Brutality and Related Extrajudicial Killings submits its report, Spaces for Change (S4C) has called on Governor Hope Uzodimma to see to the implementation of the report.

While also demanding the prosecution of all security operatives indicted, it enjoined the government to disburse the N771 million to victims as recommended in the report.

That is the only way to secure justice for victims of police brutality in the state, S4C asserted in a statement, at the weekend, signed by its Research/Communications Officer, Olusola Oluwafemi.

“We strongly urge Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, to implement the commission’s recommendations. That is the only way to secure justice for victims of police brutality and extrajudicial killings in the state and restore citizens’ confidence in the security apparatus and institutions of state,” it noted.

The commission, reportedly inaugurated on October 19, 2020, amid the #EndSARS uprising across the country, was mandated to investigate all human rights abuses and brutality as well as extrajudicial killings by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other security operatives in Imo, adjudicate on the matters, and make recommendations to the governor for reparation and prosecution of indicted security agents.

The commission, The Guardian gathered, received and treated 154 petitions and has since made recommendations on each of the cases to the state government.

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