EndSARS protest: President Buhari in closed-door meeting with Lawan, Gbajabiamila

EndSARS protest: President Buhari in closed-door meeting with Lawan, Gbajabiamila

- President Buhari is in a closed-door meeting with the leaders of the National Assembly

- This development was confirmed in a tweet by Bashir Ahmad, the president's personal assistant on new media

- Talk between the Nigerian leader and NASS leaders is expected to be centred on the ongoing EndPoliceBrutality protests

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President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly are currently having a closed-door meeting.

This was disclosed in a tweet by Bashir Ahmad, a personal assistant on new media to the president, via his verified Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad on Sunday, October 18.

According to Ahmad, the president is meeting with Senate president Ahmad Lawan and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on the ongoing #EndPoliceBrutality protests.

EndSARS protest: President Buhari in closed-door meeting with Lawan, Gbajabiamila
President Buhari in closed-door meeting with Lawan, Gbajabiamila over ongoing police brutality protests. Photo credit: The Guardian
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The meeting is coming on the heels of nationwide protests against police brutality in Nigeria.

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It would be recalled that the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) officially intervened in the ongoing protests against police brutality nationwide.

The governors met on Wednesday, October 14 in Abuja with Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on the issue and the way forward as the protests spread to other parts of the country.

The governors have also resolved to meet with identified leaders of the #EndSARS protesters to persuade them to end the street rallies.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Saturday, October 17, shared a simple but powerful message on her verified Twitter handle @aishambuhari.

The hashtagged message which was written in her local Hausa dialect #Achechijamaa translates as #Savethepeople. The First Lady did not state who the message was directed at.

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However, the message was accompanied by a video of different images of her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari in meetings and roundtable discussions with Nigeria's service chiefs.

In a related development, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday, October 16, broke his silence on the nationwide EndSARS protest following numerous cases of police brutality in the country.

Osinbajo on his Twitter page on the night of Friday apologised to all Nigerian who are angry over what they regard as slow response of the government to their cries and calls.

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