#ENDSARS: This is your right to protest, Bukhari tells the young people.

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020, Under: News

#ENDSARS: This is your right to protest, Bukhari tells the young people.

President Muhammadu Bukhari said on Monday that young people have the right to protest and make specific requests to their leaders.

The president also said that the younger generation should be allowed to exercise their fundamental rights, but advised them not to allow criminals to intercept their true interests.

This was stated by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Der after a meeting with the President at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Briefing for State House Correspondents At the end of the meeting, Mr. Dare said that President Bukhari had called on the #EndSARS protesters to give the federal government time to respond to their inquiries, as the group had already begun work.

He said he briefed the president about the protest against police brutality.

According to him, “Mr. President said that the young people of this country spoke, heard and since then went to work for the youth of our country.

“The president has promised that he will ensure that the reforms he has promised are implemented, he will make sure that the reforms last long and that the reforms will provide our country with a police force that we will be proud of.

“He appreciates that they have brought SARS to the fore in a peaceful protest.

“He acknowledges that they have called on the government to do what is needed and that as president and father, he will see to it that the demands are met.

“The President said that, in his opinion, it is important to give the young generation the opportunity to enjoy the freedom of protest and to ensure that such protest takes place peacefully.

“He said that part of the demands put forward is to ensure that the protesters are protected and that any police officer who attacked the protesters in one way or another be executed.

“So, the president considers it a fundamental right, he thinks so as long as the protest is peaceful and concentrated.

“He believes that young people in this country have the right to ask for certain things.”

Source: – Vanguard


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