- Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has called for youths in the country to engage in dialogue
- The Nigerian leader stressed the need for young people to seize meaningful ventures in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests
- President Buhari who hosted representatives of Nigerian women said they play a huge role in maintaining peace
President Muhammadu Buhari, in order to avoid a repeat of the #EndSARS protests, has asked Nigerian women to engage the youths in meaningful ventures and dialogue, Daily Trust reports.
Buhari gave the challenge when he hosted representatives of Nigerian women on Thursday, November 26, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The president speaking further following the aftermath of protests that rocked the country explained the importance of dialogue.
According to Buhari, the dialogue would yield better understanding amid growing youth restiveness which engulfed parts of the country in the last few weeks.
In another report by The Eagle, Buhari described the Nigerian women as stabilisers, adding that they play a critical role in bringing about lasting peace.
He went on to note that for the youths to realise their potential, all well-meaning citizens have the responsibility to present to them a pathway.
While stating that the youths are the nation’s most treasured assets, Buhari expressed regret for the loss of lives during the protests and damage to businesses.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, stated that the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria was aimed at removing President Buhari from office.
IGP Adamu made the claim on Tuesday, November 24, in Port Harcourt, during a meeting between the leaders of the south-south region and a delegation from Nigeria’s presidency.
The police chief also said fake news gave impetus to the protests which lasted for days.
In a related development, the Nigerian government has reacted to the threat by the United Kingdom parliament to sanction some officials over the alleged shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters.
Members of the UK parliament had on Monday, November 23, held a debate on the petition seeking a sanction on some Nigerian government officials by the EndSARS protesters over gross human right abuse.
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