One time president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has advised president Buhari on how to handle the ongoing #EndSARS demonstrations in the country.
According to Obasanjo, Buhari should address the demands of the aggrieved youths, and show that his administration understands their plight.
Obasanjo, who spoke in Ile Ife, during a visit to Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi palace, noted that, the youths are frustrated due to lack of opportunities.
In his words,
More than 65 percent of our population are between the ages of 18 and 30. They are not only struggling to acquire education, they are also aspiring for the best that life can offer them.
Some of them didn’t even get educated while those who are educated are getting frustrated because of lack of opportunities. We must realize that the lid on the boiling steam would have to be removed.
But, I believe that there are windows of opportunity which the government can explore to show that it cares about the people’s welfare, especially the youths, as the father of the country and particularly, as the father of the youth.
Fortunately, the president has children and he knows how youths behave. I believe that the opportunities can still be taken to let the youths know that he, as a father, understands their plight and his government understands their plight and he is ready to make life better for them.