Igboeli Arinze, FCT- Following a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe North) and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila(APC, Surulere Federal Constituency) urged the youths currently engaged in the ongoing protests against the scrapped Special Anti-Robbery Unit of the Nigeria Police to stop the protests as the government was working hard to meet all their demands.
The duo who are leaders of the respective chambers of the National Assembly made the appeal after holding a meeting with President, at the
Presidential Villa, Abuja on Sunday.
Speaking to pressmen outside the villa, the Senate President, stated that since the demands of the protest had been met, there was need for the protesters to allow the authorities time to implement such demands.
“It is very critical at this point to mention this. Since the protest has taken place and the issues have been accepted the time has come for the protests to stop. This because Government needs sufficient time and a clement environment to implement the demands of the protesters.”
Senator Lawan also touched on the need for economic activities to go on.
“When you try to stop people from engaging in their lawful business, closing roads to markets and other economic places, you distract the economy and that is not the best way to go, if the issues have not been accepted then there would have been genuine reasons to continue with the demonstrations and protests but since they have been implemented then we should give government time to implement the issues and therefore I am taking this opportunity to appeal to the youths that protest have already yielded the desired results.”