After about nine days of festering #EndSARS protest across the country with crippling effect on the economy,
Senate President Ahmed Lawan, has called for a halt to the demonstrations, saying they have already yielded the desired results.
“I am seizing this opportunity to appeal to our youth who are protesting that the protests have already yielded the desired results.
“The #EndSARS protest need to stop to give the government time to implement the demands,” Lawan said on Sunday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives at the State House in Abuja.
According to him, protesting against police brutality and bad governance has been well received by the government and that it needs a “clement environment” to implement the demands of the youths.
“Very critical to mention at this point is that since the protests have taken place, and the issues have been accepted, the time has come for the protests to stop because the government needs to have sufficient time, a clement environment to implement the demands of the protesters.
“We also need to have our economy to continue to go on. When you try to stop everybody from engaging in their businesses, closing the roads to markets and other economic places, we distract the economy of the country and that is not the best way to go.
“If the issues had not been accepted, then there would have been genuine reasons to continue with the demonstrations.
“But since the issues have been accepted, we should give the government time to implement the issues,” Lawan said.
Persecondnews recalls that Nigerian youths had in the last one week been protesting against SARS brutality, harassment, extortion and extra-judicial in the country.
Several deaths have been recorded across the protest arenas in Lagos, Osogbo, Benin and Akure following attacks by some hoodlums on the #EndSARS protesters.