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#ENDSARS: Senate Calls For End To Protest

Written by Basirat Memudu
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan has appealed to the youths who are protesting to end it since it has already yielded the desired results.

He made the call after a close door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila at the state House, Abuja.

Ahmed Lawan explained that First of all, they said ‘end SARS’, that was the beginning and SARS was scrapped, not by the IGP, but SARS was scrapped by the President himself.

The Senate President who thanked Mr President for exhibiting his very deep democratic credentials in handling the protest, mentioned that the protests had gone on for over 10 days, across many states of the country.

He pointed out that protesters have expressed their legitimate rights, and the essence of coming to meet Mr President was to review the situation and see the roles the two arms of government should play in ensuring that the five-point demands of the protesters were properly addressed.

Ahmed Lawan said they are sure the executive would also expedite action and the National Assembly would be watching to ensure that such demands were properly met.

The Senate President reminded the Protesters that the country’s economy needed to continue and urged them to give government time to implement their demands.

Also speaking, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila assured Nigerians that there is no bigger democrat than Mr President, because he gave them a listening ear, as he accepted absolutely everything that Nigerians asked for.

He called on Nigerians to remain focus and stay on track ,work with government because they are all on the same page.