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Northern Governor’s Plan On #EndSARS – Gov Lalong Reveals

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The Governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong who doubles as the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, has disclosed what the northern leaders are doing in other to stop the #EndSARS campaign across their states.

According to Lalong in a statement on Tuesday, November 3, the northern leader’s intension was to provide opportunities by engaging the youths so that they will be taken off the streets.

The NGF chairman noted that the decision was necessary so as to avoid the second wave of #EndSARS Protest.

Naija News understands that Lalong mentioned this while appearing on Channels Television today. He revealed that the decision was reached at a meeting by northern leaders including state governors, traditional leaders and northern political leaders.

“We came out of the meeting with very useful suggestions and a communique,” he said.

Lalong continued, “In that meeting, we all agreed to go back and continue engagement particularly addressing issues from #EndSARS because we are also trying to avoid the second wave of #EndSARS.

“We want to address some of those issues that are on ground, to prevail on people not to engage in destructions. Because the #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums which led to several destructions.”

Lalong lamented on the hijacking of the peaceful protest by hoodlums who went around destroying private and public properties.

Lalong added; “Nobody is saying that initially, the protest was wrong. But the fact that it was hijacked by hoodlums to destroy public and private properties was a matter of great concern.

“What we are trying to do is to get back to the drawing board and close the communication gap between the leaders and the led. So that there will be no #EndSARS again. So, what we intend to do is to provide opportunities by engaging the youths so that they will be taken off the streets.”

Meanwhile, on Monday, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna alleged that the peaceful protest was hijacked by anti-democratic forces.

Source: Naija News

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