Following the widespread violence trailing the #EndSARS protests across Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with former heads of state.
The virtual meeting holding on Friday, October 23, follows the nationwide broadcast on Thursday, October 22, where President Buhari called for the suspension of the protest to allow the government to address the demands.
Below is the list of former leaders of the nation participating in the virtual meeting:
1. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo
2. Former Head of State Gen. Ibrahim Babangida,
3. Former Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon,
4. Former President Goodluck Jonathan,
5. Head of Interim Government H.E. Chief Ernest Shonekan
6. Former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar
Meanwhile, following the violence and destruction of property generated by the EndSARS protests across the country, a former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), has called on the youths to halt their demonstrations and give a chance for dialogue.
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Abdulsalami said this while addressing newsmen in Minna over the EndSARS protests going on in the country.
Legit.ng gathered that he explained that the unfortunate incident was causing serious concern to many Nigerians, adding that if care is not taken, it might take the country backward than imagined.
Similarly, a group called Stakeholders of Nigerian Youths (SONY) has also asked leaders of the #EndSARS protests to dialogue with the federal government.
It was reported that the demand was made by the convener of the group, Comrade Ikechukwu Obinna at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, October 22.
The group hailed youths in the country for speaking with one voice over the last two weeks through peaceful demonstrations against police brutality.
It also commended the wise counsel of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria who lent their voice to the demands of the youths and urged them to negotiate with the authorities.
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