The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG has also joined in the EndSARS, EndSWAT protests as the General Overseer, Pastor E. A Adeboye issues a statement stating demands from the Federal Government.
The highly respected religious leader support the youths on their demand from the authorities to put an end to police brutality among other illicit activities,
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#EndSARS#ENDSWAT pic.twitter.com/UFnAfsskly
— Pastor Adeboye (@PastorEAAdeboye) October 14, 2020
“ 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
Read the full statement below:
RCCG Identifies with protesters —cans for new Policing strategies
The Redeemed Christian Church of God identifies with Nigerians presently protesting against police brutality and the abuse of power by the very institution establish. to protect them.
The Church declares its understanding and appreciation of the concerns and grievances of the youths and the generality of Nigerians and calls for an immediate end to police brutality in the country.
While noting the constitutional responsibility of the Police to maintain law and order, the Church emphasizes the need for the Police to constantly align their strategies with the needs of the people.
While noting that many innocent lives have been lost through unnecessary brutality and wrong application of force, the Church calls on the Government to not only restructure the Police but to 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 advises that it should not become a case of old wine in a new bottle.
The Church reiterates its call on the 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 Church appeals to young Nigerians to comport themselves orderly as they have been online and in major cities acro. the federation and express their grievances within the confines of what God and the Law of the land allows.
Pastor Johnson F. Odesola Assistant
General Overseer (Administration and Personnel) The Redeemed Christian Church of God
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