Law & JusticeNewsNigeria#EndSARS: We Won’t Allow Nigeria to Fall in the Hands of Anarchy – Lai Mohammed

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The Federal Government has warned that it will not give room for the country to be thrown into anarchy, following the violence that have accompanied the #EndSARS protests.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this on Saturday when he featured on Nigeria Television Authority news programme, “Weekend File.”

The programme was titled, “EndSARS Protest: The Way Forward.”

Lai Mohammed said that the protest had been hijacked by hoodlums and people with ulterior motive.

He added that while the original intention of the conveners of the protests might have meant well, it was obvious that they were no longer in control of the initiative.

He said, “Peaceful protest is an integral part of democracy and that is why the Federal Government in the last 11 days has treated the protesters in a very civilized manner.

“But, if you look at what happened to the governor of Osun State, it has gone completely beyond peaceful protest against excesses and abuse of power by the police.

“There is nowhere in the world where a government will fold its arms and allow the country to descend into anarchy.

“We are no longer dealing with #EndSARS but a volatile situation that can lead to anarchy if the government does not take some very firm steps to protect the lives and livelihood of innocent Nigerians.”

The Minister also said that the protest had gone beyond being peaceful because lives had been lost and innocent Nigerians including workers and students, are going through harrowing experience.

He specifically said that because the protesters are blocking the roads and highway, workers are finding it difficult to get to their work places and back home, while many Nigerians are stranded on the roads.

“We have nothing against peaceful protest but there are civilized ways of doing so.

“This is by going to a venue where you are not going to disturb other Nigerians because where your own right stops, other persons’ right begins,” he added.

 

2 comments

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    Promise O.

    October 19, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Why did he talk like he cares?

    Wicked people, head of thieves.

    💝PG

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    Promise O.

    October 19, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Why did she talk as if he cares?
    Wicked people, head of thieves.

    💝PG

    Reply

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