President Muhammadu Buhari said he will ensure Nigeria does not see a repeat of the #EndSARS protests, as all stakeholders would be carried along in the future to maintain peace.
According to Channels, this was disclosed by the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyiadi, after a National Security Council (NSC) meeting with the President on Tuesday.
“Mr. President assures Nigerians that he will do whatever it takes to ensure that a repeat of the #EndSARS protest does not occur in Nigeria again.
“Mr. President assured that all stakeholders will be involved in the process of maintaining peace in the country, particularly the youth, community leaders, traditional rulers, politicians, public servants, religious leaders, etc.
“The Federal Government will continue to maintain its democratic, humane, and just postures in handling security matters in the country.
“What we are saying is that government will continue to dialogue, listen, and carry all stakeholders along in ensuring that there is no repeat of what happened that led to the destruction of both public and private properties,” Dingyadi said.
What you should know
Nairametrics reported this month that President Muhammadu Buhari announced the protests cannot last indefinitely and called on youths to dialogue with the government and engage in comprehensive reforms.
”Every successful protest movement the world over has understood that there comes a time when activity must move from the street to the negotiation table. That time for you has come. Do not be afraid of this reality. You should welcome it,” the President said.