By Winnifred Ehimhen
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has called on the Federal Government to take the request of the ENDSARS protest as a matter of urgency so it does not metamorphose in to a revolution.
The governor who stated this Monday while conducting a press briefing maintained that the demands of the protesting Nigerian’s were in order noting that leaders at all levels have failed in their various roles in providing the much needed dividends of democracy thus the need for a total overhaul of the Nigerian system.
He said the protest reflects the pains of the people who are not just calling for an end to SARS but also an end to Joblessness, corruption, insecurity, poverty, lawlessness, banditry, herdsmen attacks and an end to impunity amongst others.
“The spontaneous protests reflect the daily pains and frustrations of Nigerians in the face of unemployment, zero economic growth insecurity and corruption. The people justifiably want an end to impunity, police brutality, herdsmen attacks, banditry and other crimes bedeviling the country”
He appreciates the youths for their resilience in stating their demands hence urge them to be peaceful and civil in their approach and resist the temptation to be violent. Violence does no one any good and it does not proffer solutions to problems he adds.