FG Won’t Tolerate Anarchy In Nigeria – Lai Mohammed

FG Won’t Tolerate Anarchy In Nigeria – Lai Mohammed


The Federal Government has warned that it will not allow the country to be thrown into anarchy following the violence that has trailed the # EndSARS protests .

The Minister of Information and Culture , Alhaji Lai Mohammed , stated this on Saturday when he featured on a late- night Nigeria Television Authority news programme , “ Weekend File ” .

The programme was entitled , “ EndSARS Protest : The Way Forward” .

The minister said the protests had been hijacked by hoodlums and people with ulterior agenda .

He noted that while the original conveners of the protests might have meant well , it was obvious that they were no longer in control of the initiative.

“ Peaceful protest is an integral part of democracy and that is why the Federal Government in the last 11 days has treated the protesters in a very civilised manner .

“ But, if you look at what happened to the governor of Osun State , it has gone completely beyond peaceful protest against excesses and abuse of power by the police .

“ There is nowhere in the world where a government will fold its arms and allow the country to descend into anarchy .

“ We are no longer dealing with # EndSARS but a volatile situation that can lead to anarchy if the government does not take some very firm steps to protect the lives and livelihood of innocent Nigerians , ” he said.

 

(Punchng)

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