The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Defence and Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, has commended patriotic youths in the northern parts of Nigeria for refusing to join the violent #ENDSARS protests that had erupted in the southern parts of Nigeria.
Wamakko, who represents Sokoto North Senatorial District, made the commendation at his Sahabi Dange Road, Sokoto, residence on Thursday, when he addressed a mammoth crowd of youths shortly after his return from an official trip in Abuja .
Senator Wamakko added:” I am highly elated with the disciplined and peaceful disposition of the northern youths, even in the face of the provocations and altercations occasioned by the protests that turned violent and lost their original focus, as well as intentions.”
The Lawmaker also wondered why the dastardly and destructive protests raged on even when the Federal Government had acceded to the demands of the protesters.
Wamakko said: ” One of the key demands of the protesters was the disbandment of the SARS Unit and it was immediately disbanded.
“Even President Muhammadu Buhari himself had earlier told the youths that they had good intentions, only for them to deviate from the initial noble cause.”
Sen Wamakko described the youths as the beacons of hope in the country, hence should not allow themselves to be used by some disgruntled, unpatriotic, egocentric and disloyal zealots.
He reiterated the commitment of the National Assembly to the Nigerian project, as well as ensuring that, the youths fully realize all their budding potentials.