President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerian youth will do well to keep peace as it is in their own interest.
According to a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari spoke when he received Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, at the presidential villa, on Monday.
Buhari, who was reacting to the recent #EndSARS protest and the mayhem that came in its wake, reminded the youth that “our own generation is on the last lap; we are exiting” and that the youth should maintain peace and order.
“It is in the interest of the youth to keep the peace. They want jobs, infrastructure, and development.
“I have sent a team led by the Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, to go round the country, talk to traditional rulers, who will then talk to the youth. The views of the youth have been heard.”
The president also said his administration inherited severe infrastructural deficits and that the government is doing its best with the available limited resources.
“That is what we are fighting to correct. We can’t just sit, fold our hands, and do nothing. We are doing our best within the limits of resources,” he said.
The president had earlier said the federal government would not fold its arms and allow “miscreants and criminals continue to perpetrate acts of hooliganism in the country”.