Lawan, Gbajabiamila Urge Speedy Implementations of Peace Terms After Meeting with Buhari

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila have called for speedy implementations of peace terms after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

The leaders of the National Assembly met Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja over the ongoing protests against the scrapped Special Anti-Robbery Unit of the Nigeria Police Force.

The Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, disclosed this in a message he posted on his Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad.

He had tweeted: "President @MBuhari currently meeting with Senate President, @DrAhmadLawan and Speaker, @femigbaja on the ongoing #EndPoliceBrutality protests."

Ahmad also provided additional information including a video of an interview of Lawan after the meeting.

He tweeted: "After meeting with President @MBuhari, Senate President, @DrAhmadLawan and Speaker @femigbaja appealed to Nigerian youth to end the #EndPoliceBrutality protests across the country as the government heard and accepted their genuine demands and working to address all of them.

"'Since the issues [raised by the protesters] have been accepted [by the government] the time has come for the protests to stop, government needs to have time to implement the demands of the protesters' – Senate President, @DrAhmadLawan after meeting with the President this ‘noon."

In the interview video shared by Ahmad, Lawan said, "We also need to have economic activities continue to go on. 

"When people can't go about their daily business, it will distract the economy of the country. That is not the best way to go. 

"If the issues had not been accepted then there would have been genuine reasons to continue with the demonstrations and protests but since they have been accepted we should give the government more time for implementation. 

"I'm appealing to our youths to stop because the protests have already yielded the desired results. 

"First of all, they said end SARS, that was the beginning. SARS has ended. The President himself ended SARS."

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