The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, in a recently released statement has urged Nigerian youths to choose young Nigerian celebrities who identified with them in the recent #EndSARS peaceful protests to make themselves available for negotiations with the Federal Government on its implementation of the #EndSARS 5for5 demands.
The 5for5 demands which were present to President Muhammadu through the Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, last week before things took a huge turn for the worse.
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The #EndSARS protesters over the last 14-days of their protests had maintained that the movement had no leader and would rather express their wants on the street and wasn’t willing to enter into negotiations with the purpose.
Senator Ali Ndume on Friday, October 23 while addressing journalist said the young popular Nigerians in the entertainment industry and civil society groups, who strongly identified and was part of the #EndSARS movement should interface between the government and the youths.
Ali Ndume said, “Prominent celebrities who took part in the last #EndSARS peaceful protests before it was hijacked by hoodlums, should represent the youths and negotiate with the Federal Government as a way of resolving the ongoing imbroglio.
“The government needs a team to negotiate with on how to implement the five-point demands as well as other programmes announced for the youths by the President.
“There is no way the government would implement the lofty demands of the youths without the representatives of the beneficiaries.”
Sen. Ali Ndume commended the President for heeding the advice to address the nation. He said the speech addressed all the salient issues agitating the minds of Nigerians especially the youths.
He urged the #EndSARS protesters to suspend their actions on the streets to prevent hoodlums from further looting. He called on the National Assembly to expedite action on making sure that adequate compensation for the victims of police brutality was included in the 2021 national budget.
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