Nigeria: Kogi Governor Urges Youths to Halt Protests, Dialogue With Govt

20 October 2020

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has appealed to youths protesting against police brutality across the country to stop further protests and enter a roundtable dialogue with the government in addressing their various demands.

Bello made the call on Monday in his address to Nigerian youths which is the 5th in the series of his addresses to the youths since the commencement of the protests about 10 days ago.

He said it was time leaders of the protesters come out to engage with the government, adding that it would be difficult for the government at all levels to know who to interface with in resolving some of the issues if there are no leaders, adding that opportunists could hijack the gains of the protests.

The governor warned that notwithstanding the discontent and grievances being expressed by Nigerians, they must resist the temptation of using the current situation to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

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