Nigerian governors beg EndSARS demonstrators to call off protests

Nigerian governors beg EndSARS demonstrators to call off protests

- EndSARS protesters have been urged by Nigerian governors to call off the demonstrations across the country

- The appeal was made by Governor Kayode Fayemi the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

- According to the Ekiti state governor, the call for the protests to end has become necessary

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Following the ongoing EndSARS protests, the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has appealed to protesters to end the nationwide demonstrations.

Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi made the plea after the state leaders held an emergency meeting Sunday, October 18, Channels TV reports.

Fayemi who serves as the NGF chairman said the call for the protests to end has become necessary as criminal elements may capitalise on the demonstrations to attack innocent citizens and destroy properties.

Nigerian governors beg EndSARS demonstrators to call off protests
Nigerian governors beg EndSARS demonstrators to call off nationwide protests. Photo credit: Vanguard
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According to Fayemi, the governors are appealing for the protests to end as its continuation grossly exposes the fragile economic fundamentals of the country.

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The Ekiti state governor went on to condemn the recent attack on Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state, describing it as unfortunate.

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This development is coming almost a week after, the 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.

They had resolved to meet with identified leaders of the #EndSARS protesters to persuade them to end the street rallies.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ondo Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu announced that he has taken steps to address victims of police brutality in the state.

In a series of tweets on his verified Twitter handle on Friday, October 16, Akeredolu revealed that his administration was moving to address complaints by residents.

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The same is the story in Kaduna state, where Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Friday, October 16, approved a panel to look into allegations of brutality against the police in the northern state.

Like Akeredolu, El-Rufai tweeted the state government's action on his verified official Twitter handle.

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