The National Economic Council (NEC) has issued advice to the organisers of the #EndSARS to reconsider their plans for staging any protest.
News broke some days ago that there will be a commemoration protest in regards to last year’s #EndSARS protest on October 20.
This prompted the Lagos State police command where they warned against any form of protest stating that it could cause a “breakdown of law and order” in the country.
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who presided over the National Economic Council Meeting in the State House on Friday said: “While appreciating the role of lawful peaceful protests in the advancement of public discourse under democratic governance, the National Economic Council (NEC) strongly advise those planning public protests across the country to mark the anniversary of the #EndSARS, to consider other lawful alternative means of engagement.”
He further stressed that: “This is because of the current security situation across the country and the possibility of such protests being hijacked by armed hoodlums and other opportunistic criminals to cause mayhem at such protest events and venues. Council, therefore, urges the organisers to reconsider their plan.”