The Lagos State Police has come to an agreement with the organizers of a planned protest on the 6th of February, led by singer 2Face Idibia.
We reported earlier that the police had warned the protesters not to go ahead with it, threatening to arrest 2Face if it went on.
Both parties ironed out their differences in a meeting on Friday, with Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, once again stating that his primary concern was the safety of civilians, the protesters included.
He said after: “We had a meeting with the protesters and we explained to them why we advised against the protest. A pro-government group wants to protest that same day and we don’t want a situation where there would be friction.
“We also don’t want hooligans to hijack the process and injure the protesters.
“After explaining to them, they said they will go back and discuss with others. They said if they decide to go ahead, they won’t demonstrate but would assemble at a point and read their demands.
“That notwithstanding, we have resolved to provide security for them. It is our responsibility and we won’t shy away from it. We will ensure trouble makers do not hijack the process.”
Meanwhile, 2Face shared more details about the protest on his Instagram, such as starting points and the dress code.
The protest will start at 8:00am in Lagos at the National Stadium, and will start in Abuja at the Unity Fountain one hour later.
The Only Me singer also instructed all participants to come dressed in “something green.”
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