Monday, October 26, 2020

EndSARS protests: Buhari orders ministers to meet constituents

President Muhammadu Buhari has given a marching order to members of his cabinet to relocate to their home states for the purpose of dousing the tension created by the #EndSARS protests and the destruction of property by hoodlums hiding under the protest.

The directive to the Ministers, Vanguard learned, was given at last Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by the President at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The ministers were directed to meet with stakeholders to explain federal government’s efforts to meet the demands of the youths.

A source privy to the directive said that the cabinet members were told to “go to our states to solicit the support of political, traditional, religious and community leaders against the violence that emanated from # EndSARS protests.”

One of the Ministers had in a meeting with his state governor, said: “President Muhammadu Buhari is soliciting the support of all other political leaders in the state to properly address the people of the state on the need to dispel any rumour that is tantamount to creating disunity among Nigerians and also throw the nation into crisis.”

The Minister of State for Power, Prince Jedy Agba, who confirmed this to Vanguard yesterday, said he had already scheduled a town hall meeting with his constituents to inform them efforts President Buhari-led government has made to carry the youths along.

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