Ahmed Lavan: if unemployment continues, another protest looms

Posted by on Nov 10, 2020, Under: News

Ahmed Laban: if unemployment persists, another protest looms

Senate President Ahmad Lavan on Monday warned politicians and politicians against parole payments to unemployed youth.

He called on his peers in leadership positions to include employment and youth empowerment issues in the 2021 budget to avoid another round of #EndSARS protests.

Laban sounded the alarm when Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Sabo Nanono ordered senior officials in his ministry to defend his 2021 budget before the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Senate President Ahmad Lavan on Monday warned politicians and politicians against parole payments to unemployed youth.

He called on his peers in leadership positions to include employment and youth empowerment issues in the 2021 budget to avoid another round of #EndSARS protests.

Laban sounded the alarm when Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Sabo Nanono ordered senior officials in his ministry to defend his 2021 budget before the Senate Agriculture Committee.

The Senate President said: “We recently had protests from some of our young people. Some of them, very sincere, sought the attention of leaders and attracted attention.

“So our budget, especially for 2021, must consider what we are doing to offer these young people job opportunities.

“They demonstrated, they protested, because they could do it. There are so many other people out there who may not be young but have the same needs. They didn’t protest.

“Let’s meet them on the spot, we don’t want to wait for them to grumble or protest, we must be proactive.”

Laban said the oil sector and white-collar jobs can no longer provide the jobs needed to keep young people engaged and financially stable.

Keeping the Peace in Your Interest – Bukhari

Meanwhile, the president, Major General Muhammadu Bukhari (retired), told young Nigerians on Monday protesting under the auspices of #EndSARS that it was in their best interest to keep peace.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Advertising Femi Adezin, the president spoke during a visit by UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed, former Minister of Environment of Nigeria, to the presidential villa in Abuja.

The statement was titled “Keeping the world in the interest of our youth,” says President Bukhari.

The president was quoted as saddened: “Our generation is on the last lap, we are leaving. Keeping peace for the benefit of young people. They want jobs, infrastructure and development.

“I sent a team led by the head of administration (Prof. Ibrahim Gambari) to tour the country to speak with traditional rulers, who will then speak to young people. The opinions of young people were heard. “

Bukhari also complained that COVID-19 has caused the global economy to shrink.

The UN Deputy Secretary General told Bukhari that he was politely calling his team to express concern about the challenges facing the United Nations, especially COVID-19, climate change, security and humanitarian response to various challenges.

Unsuspecting CBN Senate Freezes #EndSARS Leader Accounts

The Senate said Monday that Nigeria’s central bank did not take it with it before freezing the bank accounts of some supporters of the #EndSARS protest.

Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, chairman of the Senate Committee on Judicial System, Human Rights and Legal Affairs, who said this in an interview with reporters, however, said that the Red House expects more information on this matter.

He said, “I have heard the news through the electronic media and also read it in the newspapers like any other Nigerian, but we, as parliament, are interested in what really happened.”
11 petitions received by Taraba Commission

In this regard, the Commission on Judicial Investigation and Restitution of Victims of Police Cruelty in Taraba began meeting on Monday, and to date 11 petitions have been received.

The chairman of the commission, Judge Christopher Avubra, announced this at the inaugural meeting of the commission on Monday in Jalingo.

Avubra called on more victims of police brutality to address the jury with their complaints, assuring them that justice will prevail.

Those who come to testify to this commission will be sufficiently protected, since the commission will not work and will not allow impunity or intimidation, ”said the chairman of the commission.

Avubura noted that the jury can meet in some remote rural areas so that even people who usually cannot get to the state capital have the opportunity to present their complaints.

Source: – Punch ng


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