The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) says the states government have been overwhelmed over the ongoing #EndSARS protests, calling on respected Nigerian monarchs to intervene in order to nip the crisis in the bud.
The students’ body appealed to the traditional rulers to pacify aggrieved youths in their respective domains as a way of helping the states government in addressing the crisis.
Addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Wednesday, the National Public Relations Officer (PRO) of NANS, Azeez Amao Adeyemi condemned the killings and violence that have characterized the protest.
Adeyemi also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately speak to the nation and address demands of the protesters.
“We call on respected monarchs to assist in addressing the challenges. It is obvious that that crisis is beyond the state governments. They should intervene by pacifying their subjects,” he said.
The NANS PRO also bemoaned “unprofessionalism and impunity” of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), and applauded while the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu for banning their operations across the country.
He said “May we equally use this opportunity to call on President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to do more in the area of addressing all the concern raised by the ENDSARS protesters expedite actions towards implementing them.
“Anyone caught in the act of using the ENDSARS protest to perpetuate any criminal activities should be made to face the laws of the land.
“The leadership of NANS call on the Federal Government through the office of the Honourable Minister of Education and Honourable Minister of Labour and productivity as a matter of urgency to holistic address the ongoing industrial action by Academic Staff of Union of University ASUU and all Sister unions on our campuses to enable Nigerian Students returned to their respective institutions of learning for their academic activities.”