The General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God; Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has officially declared his support for the on-going protest for Police reform.
The clergyman took to his social media handle to announce his support for the movement while calling for new strategies for the police unit.
“Our daughters will not be able to prophesy and young men will not see visions if we don’t keep them alive. I support the youths in this peaceful protest as they “speak up” to #EndPoliceBrutality.
In a statement released by its Assistant General Overseer; Administration and Personnel, Pastor, Johnson Odesola, the church also applauded Nigerian youths for protesting against the alleged brutality and extortion of police officers. While noting the constitutional responsibility of Police to maintain law and order, the Church urged operatives to constantly align their strategies with the needs of the people.
The Church said it welcomes the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Unit of the police. It called on the government to not only restructure the Police but also re-orientate the officers towards modern ways of policing.
“The Church welcomes the disbandment of the SARS and notes the establishment of a new outfit called the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) but warned that it should not become a case of old wine in a new bottle.
“The Church reiterated its call on Government to take urgent steps to tackle the rising rate of unemployment, decay in the nation’s educational system and the general harsh economic situation in the country,” the statement read in part
The church appealed to the protesters to go about the protest peacefully and avoid any form of violence.
May the grace and mercy of God speak for Nigeria at this trying times.