As #EndSARS protest in Nigeria heightens, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that youths are entitled to peaceful protests.
He made this known in a meeting with the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.
The Minister who relayed his words to the press said the president vowed to implement police reforms he promised.
Speaking to state house correspondents after the meeting with President Buhari, the Minister pleaded for more time to enable the federal government implement some demands of the #EndSARS protesters as promised.
In Dare’s words; “Mr. President said the youths of this country have spoken and he has heard and he has since gone to work for the youths of our country.
“The President promised that he will ensure that the reforms he has promised are met, he will make sure that the reforms are long lasting and that the reforms will deliver for our country a police force that we will be proud of
“He appreciates the fact that they have brought the SARS issues to the fore through their peaceful protest.
“He recognises the fact that they have called upon the government to do what is necessary and that as the President and a father, he will make sure that the demands as put forward are met.
“The President said that as far as he is concerned, it’s important to allow the younger generation to exercise the freedom to protest and make sure that such protest is in a peaceful manner.
“He said that part of the demands that were made is to make sure that those protesting are protected and that any police officer that has in one way or the other attacked any protesters be brought to book.
“So the President thinks it’s a fundamental right, he thinks so long as the protest is peaceful and focused.
“He believes that the youths of this country have the right to demand for certain things”
Read people’s comments and reactions below;
Gabriel Donatus: Oga
U come out to say sweet words and plan coupes behind…….it will not be better for you and yours co-planners
King Oghene Okome: Bubu finally speaks to us from the land of the dead… Inside life oh
How is aba kyari sir
Prince Paul: Bubu na grammar you dey talk….. what about our demands, will you fulfill them or not cos we no too send your promises
Ezeoke Emmauel: And also we are entitled to have share of that oil money and Gold…..Whether you say it or not….We know our right now.
Nothando Maps: This means nothing will be done by him pls Nigeriqn youths focused on your careers and stop this protest
Bright George: The worst is that they used our head o, there is no covid19 again o
Sheriff Lagata: If he can go to all the state for campaign why can’t he go around to address the people and pay condolences to the people that had lost their loved ones
He’s sick and mad in complexion ✊✊
Elvis Digger: I checked almost 5 times to confirm that it was our own President Buhari that said this.
Nothing wey Soro Soke no go see for protesters mouth. #EndSARS
Ayodele Obadimu: 🔮🗽 I said it 3 days ago that after this #ENDSARZ protest, By the special grace of God the next protest will be #Endbuhari and #Endlooters because we can’t have 2 foolish people in one country, No way” Enough is enough 🙅..
After that na NEPA and BANKS remain for their stupid charges especially Access Bank and UBA … We dey come for you people soon pelu ogo olorun 🙏
✨SORO SOKEY GENERATION🗣️.
Speak out your mind my dear,. It’s time for revolution 🗽✌️💯. We don’t need “Old Muppets” again 🤷
Joe Freeman: That’s beside the point. Nobody is asking anyone whether or not nigerian youths are entitled to peaceful protest. The bone of contention is whether the president is ready to meet with the demands on ground.
Nor Bert: …..until bullets start flying 🤣
they are just coming out on TV to read pages constructed by a random media clerk in Aso Rock!
Alusi Chukwu: I wish this soldiers and police officers will join this protest, because the youths were fighting for them also
Jovita Mba: Oga sir, jst do Wetin we want, we no want that ur speech wey dem dey write for u.. Do Wetin Nigerians want.