Nigerians in the diaspora have described the current Muhammadu Buhari-led-government as being non-existent leading to the malfunctioning of systems in the country.
The Nigerians in the diaspora made the comments following the loss of innocent lives as a result of the EndSARS protest by the youth of the country.
Reacting to President Buhari’s address to the nation in the wake of the protests in an interview with Class News, Acting Corporate Affairs Director of the Nigerians in the Diaspora, Comrade Samuel Bamidele Temitope Ojo said the EndSARS protest is just the beginning.
In his opinion, the protest by the Nigerian youth was ignited by the decline in education, insecurity, growing injustice among others.
“End SARS is just the beginning, the youth in Nigeria are clamouring for economic reforms, educational reforms, end to brutalities by security agencies and the injustice in Nigeria is too much as the perpetrators are left off the hook,” Mr. Ojo said.
The Acting Corporate Affairs Director further noted that although it was good for President Buhari to come out and address the nation, he failed to touch on the relevant issues bothering the average Nigerian to ensure that nerves are calm while measures are put in place to enhance the living condition of the citizens.
He also indicated that the current Buhari-led-government seems non-existent to the point where the systems are malfunctioning.
He called on the government to use the #EndSARS protest to ensure that amends are made where needed.
President Buhari on Thursday night in a national TV address said he is pained that innocent lives have been lost in the EndSARS protest by the youth of his country.
“I am indeed deeply pained that innocent lives have been lost. These tragedies are uncalled for and unnecessary. Sadly, there’s no way whatsoever to connect these bad acts to legitimate expression of grievance of the youth of our country,” the 78-year-old President said.
Nigerians have been protesting for the past 14 days for better governance and an end to police brutality.
The peaceful protest turned violent on Tuesday when soldiers allegedly shot at protestors killing an unknown number of people.
There has been worldwide condemnation of the happenings in Africa’s most populous country.
Addressing his countrymen on Thursday, 22 October 2020, President Buhari called on the youth to discontinue the street protests and constructively engage the government in finding solutions.
“Your voice has been heard loud and clear and we are responding,” he added.
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