President Muhammadu Buhari and the governors of the 36 states of the federation met in Abuja on Tuesday
It was gathered that, topping the meeting were issues bordering on Security, #EndSARS Protests and ASUU Strike.
on the issue of security, the President charged the state governors to work more with traditional rulers and community members to improve local intelligence gathering that will aid the work of security agencies. President Buhari gave assurances that the country’s military will continue to get the support they needed to fight criminals.
On the issues raised on ENDSARS protest and its hijack by hoodlums to cause mayhem and destroy private and public property, President Buhari sounded a note of warning about reoccurrence, saying that no responsible government will allow that to happen. Adding that, the foreign press coverage of the ENDSARS violence was not balanced, citing specifically the CNN and BBC, for omitting the number of policemen killed, police stations that were razed, and the prisons that were thrown open for inmates to escape.
On the ongoing strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU, the President said lecturers had not taken into consideration the larger challenges facing the country.
“Government conceded something. The problem is that they refused to look at the problem of the whole country. The Minister of Labour is working hard at it. It is amazing how ASUU will stay out of classrooms for so long. There’s a need for our elites to understand the challenges facing the country.’’