10 Things President Bukhari Said During Live Stream on EndSARS Protest

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020, Under: News

10 Things President Bukhari Said During Live Stream on EndSARS Protest

President Muhammadu Bukhari finally spoke to the nation on Thursday evening about the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country.

Below are 15 things the president said tonight;

1. #ENDSARS PROTEST REFUSAL

The President said; “It became imperative for me to contact you after listening to many worried Nigerians and completing a meeting with all of the security leaders.”

“I must warn those who captured and directed the initial, sincere and well-meaning protest of some of our young people in parts of the country against the excesses of some members of the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).”

2. PROTESTS ARE A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT

President Bukhari said; “On Monday, October 12, I acknowledged the sincere concern and excitement of the public about the excessive use of force by some SARS members.”

“The choice of peaceful demonstrations is a fundamental right of citizens, enshrined in article 40 of our Constitution and other provisions; but this right to protest also imposes on the demonstrators the responsibility to respect the rights of other citizens and the need to act in accordance with the law. ”

3. #EndSARS PROTESTERS REQUIRED

The President said: “As a democratic government, we have listened and carefully considered the protesters’ five-point demands. And by adopting them, we immediately eliminated SARS and took action to meet the other needs of our youth. ”

“By approving the end of SARS, I have already made it clear that this is in line with our commitment to extensive police reforms.”

4. VIOLATIONS COMMITTED BY #EndSARS

President Bukhari said, “Unfortunately, the promptness with which we acted seemed to be misunderstood as a sign of weakness and distorted by some because of our selfish and unpatriotic interests.”

“The result is clear to all observers: human lives are lost; there were reports of acts of sexual violence; two large correctional facilities were attacked and the detainees were released; state and private property is completely destroyed or vandalized; the sanctity of the Peacemaker’s Palace, Oba Lagos was violated. So-called protesters have invaded the international airport and disrupted travel plans for compatriots from Nigeria and our visitors. “

“All this was done in the name of the ENDSARS protests. I am truly deeply saddened by the death of innocent people. These tragedies are irrelevant and unnecessary. Of course, it is impossible to link these bad actions with the legitimate expression of the complaint of the youth of our country. “

5. FALSE NEWS

The President complained: “The spread of deliberate lies and misinformation, in particular through social media, that this government is oblivious to the pain and plight of its citizens is a ploy to mislead the unwary inside and outside Nigeria. unfair judgment and destructive behavior. “

“On the contrary, both our actions and our words have shown how committed this administration is to the welfare and well-being of its citizens, even with steadily declining incomes and additional responsibilities and restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.”

6. GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES FOR YOUTH

The President said: “The government has taken measures and initiatives aimed primarily at young people, women and the most vulnerable groups in our society. These include our ambitious plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty over the next 10 years; creation of national funds in the amount of 75 billion. e. for investment in youth to provide opportunities for young people and the Survival Fund for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), through which the government:

and. pay three months’ wages to employees of 100,000 micro, small and medium enterprises,

b. pay for the registration of 250,000 companies with the Corporate Affairs Commission,

c. granting N30,000 e. 100,000 craftsmen; is an

d. to provide a market for merchants’ goods.

“They add to many other initiatives such as;

and. Farmermoni,

b. Tradermoni,

c. Marketmoni,

d. N-power,

is an. N-Tech e

f. N-Agro.

“No government in Nigeria in the past has approached poverty reduction as methodically and seriously as we have.”

7. WELL-BEING / POLICE REFORM

Referring to police reform, President Bukhari said: “With regard to the welfare of police officers, the National Commission on Wages, Revenues and Wages has been instructed to expedite action to finalize the new pay structure. Nigerian police officers. The remuneration of other paramilitaries is also being revised upwards. “

“To highlight the importance of education in preparing young people for the future, this administration has developed a new salary structure and other incentives for our teachers.”

8. COMMITMENT TO THE UNITY OF NIGERIA

President Bukhari said; “Let me here reaffirm the federal government’s commitment to preserving the unity of this country. We will continue to improve good governance and our democratic process, including through continued commitment. ”

“We will continue to protect freedom as well as the fundamental rights of all citizens.”

9. INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

The President said: “To our neighbors in particular and members of the international community, many of whom have expressed concern about the continued development in Nigeria, we thank you and urge all of you to try to find out all the facts before taking action. position or rush to condemn and make hasty statements. “

“Given the circumstances, I would like to urge the protesters to take note and take advantage of the various well-thought-out initiatives of this administration to make their lives better and more meaningful, and not be tempted to be used by some subversive elements to create chaos. the goal is to cut off our nascent democracy. “

10. END OF PROTESTS

The President said: “Therefore, I ask our youth to stop street protests and constructively involve the government in finding solutions. Your voice is heard loud and clear, and we answer. “

“And I call on all Nigerians to go about their business as usual and order security services to protect the lives and property of all law-abiding citizens without harming those they are supposed to protect. Let me pay tribute to the Nigerian police officers who died tragically in the line of duty. ”

Source: – Politics of Nigeria.


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