The Federal Government has urged Nigerians to evolve peaceful ways of venting their grievances, lamenting that it would take Nigeria about 50 years to recover from the havoc wreaked on century-old national developmental efforts following the hijack of the recent # EndSARS protest.
Government also sought the support of Nigerians and the people of Osun State for its efforts towards the socio-economic development of the country.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola made the call on Friday at the Third Session of the Synod and Conferment on him of the Ecumenical and Episcopal Award of the Ijesa North Diocese of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, held at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Ijebu-Ijesa, Osun State.
“We have regrettably seen after the protests that all the efforts of a century can be wiped out in a day, which will require not less than 50 years to recover from. That is why he (President Muhammadu Buhari) said, security and how we protest should be well thought out and moderated”, the ministry said in a statement issued by the Director, Press and Public Relations in the ministry, Mohammed Manga.