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#EndSARS: Ooni of Ife meets with Obasanjo

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, on Monday hosted Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former President, with an appeal to the End SARS protesters throughout Nigeria to retreat.

Ooni, while receiving Obasanjo at his Ile Oodua Palace, Ile-Ife, described the End SARS protests as a transparent message by the Nigerian youth to the federal government.

He additionally urged the youths to offer the federal government the possibility to take care of their demands fully.

The royal father stated, “In case you have a look at the End SARS protest, you’ll see that our youths have what it takes to rule the nation.

“Since day one, they’ve proven leadership, accountability and an enormous sense of accountability which has despatched a transparent message to the federal government.

“Every day at 11:50 pm, they displayed their financial update, and to me, I’m extremely amazed by their sense of accountability.

“As a youth leader myself, I’m proud that all of us have communicated our concepts, and it’s heartwarming that we’ve been heard.

“Dear youths, it’s time to retreat in order to forestall these with ulterior motives from hijacking the peaceable message of peace.

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“The entire world is conscious of our peaceful conduct, and we should not let some bad elements tarnish this enviable integrity.

“As soon as once more, I want to urge our youths to cease the protest, for now and provides peace a chance. This may stop the federal government from utilizing force.”

Talking earlier, NAN reports that Obasanjo described the EndSARS protest as the product of an intensive agitation by the Nigerian youth that wanted to be attended to by the federal government.

He stated: “More than 65 % of our population are under the ages of 18 and 30; they aren’t solely struggling to acquire education, they’re additionally aspiring for the best that life can provide them.

“A few of them didn’t even get educated, whereas those that are educated are getting annoyed due to lack of opportunities. We should understand that the lid on the boiling steam would’ve to be removed.

“However, I consider that there are home windows of alternative which the federal government can discover to indicate that it cares concerning the people’s welfare, particularly the youth, as the daddy of the nation and significantly, as the daddy of the youth.

“Fortuitously, the President has children, and he is aware of how youths behave.

“I consider that the opportunities can nonetheless be taken to let the youth know that he, as a father, understands their plight and that his government understands their plight and he’s able to make life better for them.”

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