#EndSARS protest: CSO urge Nigerian youths to withdraw, give govt time
October 23, 2020 7:31 am
protest: CSO urge Nigerian youths to withdraw, give govt time The Coalition of Civil Society Organisation (CSO) for Good Governance has appealed to #EndSARS protesters to end the protest in order to give the Nigerian government adequate time to tackle the demands from the protest.
Speaking in a press conference in Abuja, national coordinator of Citizens Action for Good Governance, Nazir Galadanchi, urged the protesters to listen to the appeals of well meaning citizens and allow the government necessary time to meet their demands heightened security issues. He said “regrettable the youths are continuing with their protest regardless of the clear and present danger of such actions, we appeal to our fellow citizens to stand down and bring a stop to the protest across the country.”
Nazir in pleading with the protesters said Nigerians must halt the protest because most of their demands are already been meet by the government He also demanded that the unseen leaders of the protest must take responsibility for the disastrous consequences of the protest, “the peace of Nigeria should have been the overriding imperative of all persons and group” no matter how aggrieved actions should not undermine national security, peace and harmony he added.
“We appeal to leaders and persons of influence, including celebrities and religious leaders, to persuade their followers and fans to discontinue the protests as there has been criminal infiltration in the protests with what is happening recently. He also condemned the actions of political persons who are positioning themselves to benefit from the protest, saying such people must desist from “playing to the gallery and making reckless and unhelpful utterances.” Meanwhile, he added that the law enforcement agencies must rise up to the occasion and safeguard the land.