Youths in Bauchi state have been praised by President Muhammadu Buhari for ignoring the #EndSARS protest.
This commendation was given by the minister of education, Adamu Adamu who represented President Buhari at a town hall meeting held in Bauchi on Monday.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had constituted a delegation to engage with governors, the youth, religious leaders, traditional rulers and other stakeholders across the country for the purpose of reconciliation and national development.
NANS reported that Buhari commended the youth for their “maturity”, and promised that his administration would continue to work towards ensuring sustainable development.
Speaking on behalf of the president at the townhall meeting, Adamu said “I’m very happy with the government and people of Bauchi state for their exceptional maturity in responding to national challenges such as the recent #EndSARS protests.
“As your representatives in government, we are very proud of the comportment of the youth in particular, and the generality of the people in the state, in the face of current hardship.
He further stated that “we are also aware that the hardship has been compounded by the economic downtown occasioned by the global crash in the prices of oil, and the ravaging effects of COVID-19 pandemic.
“Notwithstanding the hardship, you were wise enough not to adopt a solution which will inflict more hardship than the initial problem.”
He urged the youth to resist instigation by subversive elements to cause chaos and socio-economic disruption, adding that discussions were ongoing with local communities to understand their grievances in order to find lasting solutions to them.