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#EndSARS: Senate President calls for end to protest after meeting with Buhari

The Senate President has called on #EndSARS protesters to end the protests and to give the government time to implement their demands.

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The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has called for an end to the #EndSARS protests that have been going on around the country at the moment.

According to the tweet post by the Presidential aide on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, the call was made by Lawan, while speaking to State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting between himself, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and President Muhammadu Buhari at State House in Abuja.

While making the appeal to the Nigerian youth to call off the protest, Senator Lawan said that since the Federal Government has heard and accepted the issues raised by the protesters, the time has come for the protests to stop as government needs time to implement their demands.

He said the protests have yielded the desired results with the government accepting their genuine demands and working to address all of them.

The Senate President in his statement said, ‘’Since the issues raised by the protesters have been accepted by the government, the time has come for the protests to stop, the government needs to have time to implement the demands of the protesters.’’

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He said the demonstrations that now involve blocking of roads will have an enormous economic impact on the country.

On his part, the Speaker of the House of Representatives also called for an end to the protests, arguing that policy matters cannot be met overnight.

He, however, congratulated the protesters for a job well done assuring them that they can continue with the protests if their demands are not met in two weeks.

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Back story

For over two weeks, Nigerian youth have taken to the streets of many cities in the country to protest against police brutality in demonstrations tagged #EndSARS. The protesters have been able to finally get the government to dissolve the notorious SARS unit of the police which has been allegedly involved in the harassment, abduction, extortion, unlawful arrests and murder of innocent citizens.

Chike Olisah is a graduate of accountancy with over 15 years working experience in the financial service sector. He has worked in research and marketing departments of three top commercial banks. Chike is a senior member of the Nairametrics Editorial Team. You may contact him via his email- [email protected]

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Shelzie

    October 18, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    We Ain’t Stopping Anytime Soon Mr Senate President
    We Aren’t Fighting Against SARS Alone
    We are demanding for good government
    Coz you people have failed us since 1960 we got independence

    Wtf happens to the Economic of the country we don’t care coz we don’t in any way benefiting from the Govt As You only diverting all national funds into your personal pocket

  2. Okuoka Edirin Maxwell

    October 18, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Why do you have to wait for the youths to take to the streets before planning to take action against the war of terror that the SARS unleashed to the law abiding public.
    Since you cannot speak up against what is wrong the lazy youths have decided to fight for themselves.
    If it was a money issue the NASS would have set up a committee to scoop it up all these while. You guys think that governance is just about you and your households

  3. Uwaifo light

    October 18, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    We demand Nigeria to be. Formatted. Suffering has taking over. Nigerians for so many years no light no road nothing this our evil politicians must. Go

    • Anonymous

      October 20, 2020 at 7:12 am

      Even no food before will buy rice at the rate of 150 but now is 500 naira buhari why

  4. Okala

    October 19, 2020 at 2:10 am

    I just wonder there are many things to be don this time for Nigeria to be better this protest may continue if service chiefs are not remove out of the office is it there inheritance? After this I pray for # end boko haram in the north,not to lunch crocodai smail and behind you will go and sacrifice 1000 caw and cout out only the tongue so as to remain in that office chek ur ways

  5. Anonymous

    October 20, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    No be end Sara again end Nigeria start 💞💙💞

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Just-in: #EndSARS: Hillary Clinton tells President Buhari to stop killing young protesters

Clinton has called on President Buhari and the Nigerian Army to stop the killing of young protesters in the country.

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Former US Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton has called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and the Nigerian Army to stop the killing of young protesters in the country.

The wife of former US President, Bill Clinton, said, “I’m calling on @mbuhari and the @hqnigerianarmy to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters. #StopNigeriaGovernment.”

Hilary’s message to President Buhari comes on the heels of shootings carried out by men of the Nigerian Army targeted at #EndSARS protesters who gathered for a peaceful demonstration at the Lekki toll plaza.

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Just-in: #EndSARS: GTBank on Admiralty, Lekki allegedly on fire

A GTBank branch was allegedly set ablaze by some hoodlums that disguised as #EndSARS protesters.

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GTBank’s branch on Admiralty Way, Lekki has been allegedly set ablaze by some hoodlums that disguised as #EndSARS protesters.

This was disclosed by eyewitnesses around the affected branch via their respective social media accounts on Tuesday.

 

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#EndSARS: Lagos orders investigation of Lekki Toll Plaza shooting

The Lagos State Government has ordered an investigation into the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate.

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The Lagos State Government has ordered an investigation into the Lekki Toll Plaza shooting that was allegedly done by some men of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday evening.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, and shared via the state’s Twitter handle.

It stated, “There have been reports of shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza, following the 24-hour curfew imposed on Lagos State to stop criminals, who hid under the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.

“The State Government has ordered an investigation into the incident.

“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised the security agents not to arrest anyone on account of the curfew, which he urges residents to observe for the peaceful atmosphere we all cherish.”

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According to the statement, Governor Sanwo-Olu advised Lagosians to remain calm and not allow criminals, who have hijacked the noble protest of our gallant youths, to succeed in their evil plan of turning our dear state upside down.

Omotoso assured that the Governor will do everything within his power to ensure that the lives of all Lagosians are protected at all times.

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Backstory

Nairametrics had earlier reported that the Lagos State Government announced the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in all parts of the state, with effect from 4 pm, which was later shifted to 9pm Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

This is due to the raging #EndSARS protests and demonstrations in the state which has been hijacked by criminals and hoodlums, with attacks on innocent citizens and destruction of properties.

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