Halt The Protest Now, Give Government Time To Implement Your Demands – Lawan Implore Protesters

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Dr. Ahmed Lawan, the Senate President  has implored the #EndSARS protesters to pause the demonstrations across the country and give the government time to implement the requests.

Lawan said this on Sunday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the state house in Abuja.

He visited the president alongside Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives.

Campaigns across the country which started with clamours for the elimination of the now dissolved special anti-robbery squad (SARS), have progressed into demands for a reform of the police force  and improved welfare for the masses.

While speaking with state house correspondents shortly after the meeting, Lawan implored the protesters to give the government time, and put a stop to the campaigns, which have now been held daily for more than one week.

 

“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 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 government time to implement the issues.

 

“Therefore, I am taking this opportunity to appeal to our youth who are protesting, that the protests have already yielded the desired result.

 

“First of all, they said ‘end SARS’ — that was the beginning. SARS was ended, not by the IGP; SARS was ended by the president. President Muhammadu Buhari made a statement — a presidential statement, and that will be the first time that any president will say ‘end SARS’. And SARS has ended. The other issues followed.”

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