By Harry Awurumibe, Editor ABUJA BUREAU
In the wake of the continued unrest across Nigeria occasioned by pro and anti-EndSARS protesters clashes, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to announce a critical solution to the protests in a couple of hours.
According to Presidential Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, “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.”
The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (retd) had hinted at the broadcast at the end of the fourth National Security Council (NSC) meeting held in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He told State House Correspondents that the meeting basically dwelt on one subject matter, the current security situation that has come about as a result of the EndSARS protests.
According to him, “This situation, we all know is very very grave situation, giving a lot of concern to everyone most especially Mr. President.
“Mr. President has directed that government should do whatever is necessary in order to bring about an agreeable resolution to this crisis.
“So far, the government has been able to concede to the demands of the protesters. The initial demands have been considered and it appears now that the riots are taking a different and unwanted dimension. And Mr. President is very concern about this development and does not want a situation in which everything breaks down and results in anarchy, in lawlessness and people taking the law into their own hands.
“For one thing, if government can begin to make concessions, then its also logical for the protesters, those that are aggrieved also to take a step back, take stock of their activities and come to a meeting point with government and its agencies,” Monguno said.