The advise came from the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan through the CSO of the Monitoring Department, National Assembly, Enyinnaya Abaribe on Thursday. They were advised to stop protest when they blocked the entrance of the National Assembly.
In his advice, the Senate president said that the angry youths should stop their agitations on the streets, for this will pave way for the federal government to implement their “five-points agenda.”
“The government has responded, the Special Anti-robbery Squad has been disbanded. All the five demands of the protesters have been accepted. Then we should expedite action to actualise them.
“I believe when protesters’ demands are met, their goals should have been achieved. Therefore, there is a need for our compatriots to go back home and give the government the chance to quickly and expeditiously implement those demands,” he said.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Special Committee on the Review of the 1999 constitution, the speaker of the house, Femi Gbajabiamila said that the protests had exposed the weakness of the country’s policing structure. However, he urged the protesters to end their protests since the government had responded positively to it.
“For those of us who are out there, we must be careful not to lose the plot. The Inspector General of Police has heard you, and has spoken. The House has spoken even before and now, and continue to speak. The president has been unequivocal and communicated clearly. It is now time to sit back and see what happens,” he said.