- Senator Ahmad Lawan has issued a warning note to the federal government
- The Senate leader declared that another EndSARS protest is inescapable which will be disastrous
- Lawan urged the government to provide employment for the youths and empower agriculture to provide job opportunities
Ahmed Lawan, Senate president, has warned that another EndSARS protest may be underway if the federal government fails to address the demand of the protesters and provide employment for the teeming legion of Nigerian youths.
The Senate president issued this strong warning on Monday, November 9, during the budget defence session of the Ministry of Agriculture.
According to the senior lawmaker who doubles as the president of the 9th National Assembly, poverty reduction, food security and appreciable living standards of Nigerians must also be the paramount target of the leaders now that protest is over.
Lawan said jobs must be provided to improve the standard of living or else, youths will storm the streets again which will be disastrous for the country healing from the last protest.
The Senate president advised the federal government to take the Agriculture sector more seriously in its efforts to diversify the economy from oil.
Lawan further stressed that there must be a practical commitment to mark-out more funds for the Ministry of Agriculture in order to create jobs for youths.
“For us elected people, we have to be accountable if we escape this one, the other one is inescapable.
"I am sure we know what I am saying. So we do our best as we still have what it takes to work with the Ministry of Agriculture and the entire sector, Association of Farmers.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Yoruba leaders demanded equal treatment of the nation and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that Nigeria is brought back to true federalism to avert a crisis like the one witnessed during the EndSARS protest.
The resolution was made on Sunday, November 8, via a 13-point communique released when the Yoruba leaders including monarchs and ministers from the southwest region met in Lagos.
While backing the growing call for restructuring, they also concluded that corporate existence is the only way to foster the unity of Nigeria and explore its diversity for greatness.
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