President Muhammadu Buhari Addressed Nigerians about what’s happening in the Country.

President Muhammad Buhari address all Nigerians about what’s going on in in the country.

Dear Nigerians It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs.

I must warn those who have hijacked and misdirected the initial, genuine and well-intended protest of some of our youths in parts of the country, against the excesses of some members of the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

On Monday 12th October, I acknowledged the genuine concerns and agitations of members of the public regarding the excessive use of force by some members of SARS.

The choice to demonstrate peacefully is a fundamental right of citizens as enshrined in Section 40 of our Constitution and other enactments, but this right to protest also imposes on the demonstrators the responsibility to respect the rights of other citizens, and the necessity to operate within the law.

As a democratic government, we listened to, and carefully evaluated the five-point demands of the protesters. And, having accepted them, we immediately scrapped SARS, and put measures in place to address the other demands of our youth.

On approving the termination of SARS I already made it clear that it was in line with our commitment to the implementation of extensive Police reforms.

Sadly, the promptness with which we have acted seemed to have been misconstrued as a sign of weakness and twisted by some for their selfish unpatriotic interests.

The result of this is clear to all observers: human lives have been lost; acts of sexual violence have been reported; two major correctional facilities were attacked and convicts freed; public and private properties completely destroyed or vandalised; the sanctity of the Palace of a peace-maker, the Oba of Lagos has been violated. So-called protesters have invaded an International Airport and in the process disrupted the travel plans of fellow Nigerians and our visitors.

All these executed in the name of the ENDSARS protests. I am indeed deeply pained that innocent lives have been lost. These tragedies are uncalled for and unnecessary. Certainly, there is no way whatsoever to connect these bad acts to legitimate expression of grievance of the youth of our country.

The spreading of deliberate falsehood and misinformation through the social media in particular, that this government is oblivious to the pains and plight of its citizens, is a ploy to mislead the unwary within and outside Nigeria into unfair judgement and disruptive behaviour.

On the contrary, both our deeds and words have shown how committed this administration has been to the well being and welfare of citizens, even with the steadily dwindling revenues, and the added responsibilities and restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Government has put in place measures and initiatives principally targeted at youths, women and the most vulnerable groups in our society.  These included our broad plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years, the creation of N75 billion National Youth Investment Fund to provide opportunities for the youths, and the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Survival Fund, through which government is:

a. paying 3-months salaries of the staff of 100,000 micro, small- and medium- enterprises
b. paying for the registration of 250,000 businesses at the Corporate Affairs Commission
c. giving a grant of N30,000 to 100,000 artisans
d. guaranteeing market for the products of traders.

These are in addition to many other initiatives such as:

a. Farmermoni,
b. Tradermoni,
c. Marketmoni,
d. N-Power,
e. N-Tech and
f. N-Agro.

No Nigerian Government in the past has methodically and seriously approached poverty-alleviation like we have done.

With regard to the welfare of police personnel, the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission has been directed to expedite action on the finalization of the new salary structure of members of the Nigeria Police Force.

The emoluments of other paramilitary services are also being reviewed upwards.

In order to underscore the importance of education in preparing youths for the future, this administration has come up with a new salary structure and other incentives for our teachers.

Let me at this point reaffirm the Federal Government’s commitment to preserving the unity of this country.

We shall continue to ensure that liberty and freedom, as well as the fundamental rights of all citizens, are protected.

But remember that government also has the obligation to protect lives and properties, as well as the right of citizens to go about their daily businesses freely and protected from acts of violence.

To our neighbours in particular, and members of the international community, many of whom have expressed concern about the ongoing development in Nigeria, we thank you and urge you all to seek to know all the facts available before taking a position or rushing to judgement and making hasty pronouncements.

In the circumstances, I would like to appeal to protesters to note and take advantage of the various well-thought-out initiatives of this administration designed to make their lives better and more meaningful, and resist the temptation of being used by some subversive elements to cause chaos with the aim of truncating our nascent democracy.

For you to do otherwise will amount to undermining national security and the law and order situation. Under no circumstances will this be tolerated.

I therefore call on our youths to discontinue the street protests and constructively engage government in finding solutions.

Your voice has been heard loud and clear and we are responding.

And I call on all Nigerians to go about their normal businesses, and enjoin security agencies to protect lives and properties of all law-abiding citizens without doing harm to those they are meant to protect.

Let me pay tribute to officers of the Nigeria Police Force who have tragically lost their lives in the line of duty.

I would like to thank those State Governors, traditional and religious leaders who have appealed for calm and restraint.

I also thank youth leaders who have restrained their followers from taking the law into their hands.

This government respects and will continue to respect all the democratic rights and civil liberties of the people, but it will not allow anybody or groups to disrupt the peace of our nation.

Thank you all. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 

Spread the love

21 thoughts on “President Muhammadu Buhari Addressed Nigerians about what’s happening in the Country.

  • November 14, 2020 at 9:55 pm
    Permalink

    Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am experiencing issues with your RSS. Glenn Hugibert Lisan

    Reply
  • November 15, 2020 at 7:14 am
    Permalink

    Some really nice and utilitarian info on this website, also I think the layout contains great features. Annabella Kerr Raine

    Reply
  • November 15, 2020 at 3:59 pm
    Permalink

    You have brought up a very excellent points , thanks for the post. Marina Early Disini

    Reply
  • November 16, 2020 at 1:06 am
    Permalink

    I see something genuinely interesting about your website so I saved to fav. Brandea Gerardo Angelina

    Reply
  • November 24, 2020 at 1:08 pm
    Permalink

    Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon every day. Mufinella Herve Ariadne

    Reply
  • November 25, 2020 at 8:04 am
    Permalink

    Hi there, I found your site via Google whilst looking for a related subject, your site came up, it seems to be good. Jacquelin Dru Golda

    Reply
  • November 26, 2020 at 2:39 am
    Permalink

    This design is steller! You definitely know how to keep a reader amused. Brittney Jedd Lunneta

    Reply
  • November 26, 2020 at 4:28 pm
    Permalink

    Robert Culp, president in the movie Pelican Brief- Joe Biden, check it out. Niki Ramon Lunette

    Reply
  • November 27, 2020 at 5:26 pm
    Permalink

    At this moment I am ready to do my breakfast, when having my breakfast coming again to read additional news. Kipp Locke Fowler

    Reply
  • November 28, 2020 at 6:40 pm
    Permalink

    There may be noticeably a bundle to find out about this. I assume you made certain good points in options also. Nicolina Filmer Reger

    Reply
  • November 29, 2020 at 5:31 am
    Permalink

    Now I am going to do my breakfast, afterward having my breakfast coming again to read additional news. Shawnee Sayer Granny

    Reply
  • February 22, 2021 at 4:39 am
    Permalink

    I got this website from my pal who shared with me about this website and now this time I am browsing this web
    page and reading very informative articles here.

    Reply
  • February 22, 2021 at 7:10 am
    Permalink

    Magnificent goods from you, man. I have take into accout your stuff previous to and you are
    simply extremely magnificent. I actually like what you’ve bought here, certainly like what you’re stating and the best way by which you are saying it.
    You’re making it entertaining and you still care for to stay it wise.
    I can not wait to learn far more from you.
    That is really a great site.

    Reply
  • February 22, 2021 at 8:28 am
    Permalink

    It’s appropriate time to make some plans for the long run and
    it is time to be happy. I’ve read this submit and if I could I wish
    to counsel you some fascinating issues or suggestions.
    Perhaps you could write subsequent articles referring to this article.
    I want to read even more things approximately it!

    Reply
  • February 22, 2021 at 5:02 pm
    Permalink

    Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis.
    It’s always exciting to read articles from other authors and practice something from their websites.

    Reply
  • February 22, 2021 at 5:08 pm
    Permalink

    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who had been doing
    a little homework on this. And he actually
    ordered me breakfast because I found it for him…
    lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this topic here on your site.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *