19 October 2020 by Ohikwo Muhammad .
Protesting Youths across the Country, have been advised to engage Government at all levels in meaningful dialogue for a fruitful outcome
Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello who gave the advice while addressing Newsmen at the Government House, Lokoja noted that the peaceful protests by youths were being used to undermine democratic principles across the Country .
Governor Bello stated that it was imperative for the protesters to actively dialogue with government noting that President Buhari was keen on ensuring that the nation develops.
While assuring youths that the agitations had reawakened government on its responsibilities, the Governor cautioned that all gatherings be civil and not truncate rights of road users, non protesters & other law abiding citizens.
“As usual, we are for peaceful protests but I do caution that all gatherings must maintain empathy for others who may not wish to march with you at this time.
Given our unique position as the gateway to the North and South of the country, I must demand respect for the rights of other citizens, the Governor explained.
He therefore urged youths to go home and allow Government to take action on their various demands.
According to him, the situation now confronting the Country could escalate to devastating humanitarian crises if not checked adding that persons with divisive tendencies may have infiltrated the ranks of the protesters.