Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said the #EndSARS protests gaining grounds in the Country was a product of prolonged suffering of the youths that must be attended to by government.
Obasanjo who spoke at the Ooni’s palace said that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, should make Nigerian youths know that he understood their plight and would make life better for them.
“Over 65 per cent of our population are under the age of 35, who look up to the best in life, who struggle for education; some of them didn’t even get educated while those who are educated get frustrated because of lack of opportunities. We must realise that the lid on the boiling steam would have to be removed.
“But I believe that there are windows of opportunity which the government can explore to show that it cares about the people, especially the youth’s welfare as the father of the country, particularly as the father of the youths.
“Fortunately, by experience, the President has children and he knows how youths behave. I believe that the opportunities can still be taken to let the youths know that he, as a father, understands their plight and his government understands their plight and he is ready to make life better for them,” Obasanjo concluded.