The Nigerian Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has urged the Federal government to address issues of unemployment, poverty, and the living standard in Nigeria so as to avoid another Protest in the country,Oyogist.com learnt.
While speaking at a budget defense session of the Ministry of Agriculture on Monday, Lawan urged the Government to make provision in its budget to meaningfully engage the youth in the country.
He said, “They were seeking the attention of leaders and they got the attention. So our budget especially for 2021 should be mindful of what we do to provide employment opportunities for these youths.
“They demonstrated, they protested because they could do so. There are so many other people who may not be youthful but are also in the same need but they didn’t protest.“Let us meet them where they are, we don’t want to wait until they also start to grumble or protest we should be proactive, we should run to them and they are in the rural areas.
“So we should meet them there, give them what we can within the purview of our resources and leave them there to live a productive life and that is the only way that we can make a difference in the lives of the people.“Let’s meet them where they are and many of them are in the rural areas. Let’s give them what we can and keep them in the rural areas and make their lives productive.
“On our part, we are going to be accountable. We escaped this on (#EndSARS Protest); the other one is inescapable.
“Agriculture is enough to turn around the fortunes of Nigeria. Something that Buhari has not been able to do.” Lawan Concluded.