Following the widespread unrest occasioned by the use of force on unarmed peaceful #EndSARS protesters in some states in Nigeria’s South, the Governor of Delta, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on all leaders in the country to rally and earnestly begin the process of correcting the wrongs in the society.
The Governor made the call for correcting the wrongs in the society in a condolence message to the youths in the country following the shooting of EndSARS protesters at Lekki, Lagos on Tuesday.
According to the message, the governor said “it is obvious that we cannot suppress the voice of the Nigerian youth. They have suffered untold pains and expressed their frustrations in the last two weeks.
“As leaders, our duty is to start to right the wrongs. We need to start the process of re-building a nation that works for all.
“We need to take steps to recreate hope for our people, the youths inclusive”, Okowa said.
Furthermore in his message, the Governor aknowledged the call for reforms, which has been the demands of Nigerian youths.
“My dear youths, you have spoken loudly. You have changed the narrative, and the reforms you called for cannot be wished away.’’
However, Governor Okowa reiterated his appeal to the youths to give the Government time to reflect on and take action on their demands, saying “just a little space’’.
“You are heroes and heroines, and you should not allow your well-intentioned protests to take a negative turn,’’ the Governor stated.