The Senate has on Tuesday urged the President, Muhammadu Buhari, to address the nation as soon as possible on the nationwide #EndSARS protest.
This was part of the lawmakers’ resolutions at the Tuesday’s plenary which held at the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
According to the lawmakers, there is dire need for the president to address Nigerians, especially the protesters on the issues raised while appealing to Nigerians to resort to the use of legal institutions to resolve disputes and conflicts.
The senators further implored all tiers of government to put in place and sustain policies of social-economic reforms that would raise the standard of lives of the people.
Part of their calls was also for the police to operate strictly in accordance with the rules of engagement appropriate in a democratic environment.
The lawmakers, however, asked the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to ensure a holistic comprehensive reform of the police, adding that this should be aimed at increasing the overall welfare of police personnel, including training and medical insurance of all members of the Force.
The senators enjoined, “Nigerian youths and citizens should approach the National Assembly Committees on Constitution and Reforms as efforts to secure far-reaching holistic amendments that were vital to the restructuring of the nation.”
The lawmakers asked the #EndSARS protesters to kindly, in the interest of everyone, stop their actions, and embrace genuine dialogue.
While the house resolved to urge the Federal Government to faithfully and comprehensively implement all the five demands of the #EndSARS movement and protesters with necessary timelines to rekindle confidence in the government, they asked the police to make it a duty to accompany protesters and get involved in protecting genuine protesters.Follow us on social media