Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has at a meeting with the security chiefs charged government at all levels to do all that is necessary to end the riots in the country.
This came as the President is also billed to address Nigerians after about three weeks of #EndSARS protests that have turned bloody and pit the Africa’s biggest crude oil exporter on the edge.
Buhari, the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno told reporters, said that government at all lvels should do all that is necessary to end crisis at the end of National Security meeting he presided over on Thursday in Abuja, administrative capital of the country.
“His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, has asked governments at all levels to do all that is necessary to find a lasting solution to the crisis in the country,” Mr. Monguno told reporters, noting that the “riots are taking an unwanted dimension that could result into a full anarchy.”
The president, Monguno added, would soon come up with “something” agreelable to all Nigerians.
Meanwhile, Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity), Mr. Femi Adesina, has said that Mr. Buhari would adddress the nation by 7 pm on Thursday, October 22, 2020.
“Following detailed briefing by security chiefs on the current situation in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will make a national broadcast Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7pm.
“Television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Radio Nigeria respectively for the broadcast,” a statement issued by adesina read.