#ENDSARs hijacked by people seeking to topple Govt–Northern Governors
By Kimi Salmon, Abuja
The #ENDSARs movement began as a genuine agitation but was later hijacked by people seeking to topple the Federal Government, Northern Governors Forum, (NGF) said on Monday
In a communique issued after it’s meeting held in Abuja, the 19 Northern Governors said it rejected and condemned the “subversive actions” of the #ENDSARs movement
The communique signed by the forum’s Chairman His Excellency, Simon Lalong berated what it called the “superlative agitations and other subversive actions outside the ballot box” associated with the #ENDSARs movement adding that their actions were taken over by those pushing for a “regime change”
The meeting was attended by the 19 Northern Governors, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Agboola Gambari, the Inspector General of Police, (IG), Abubakar Adamu, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) among many others.
The meeting endorsed “the indisolubility, indivisibility of Nigeria as one nation.”
The meeting took note of what it referred to as the uncontrolled social media calling for major control and censorship of the media.
It called for “major control mechanism and censorship of the media.”
The Northern Governors called on northerners and security operatives to keep watch to prevent unwarranted destruction of critical national assets in the FCT.
The Governors also commended the Northern traditional rulers praising them for ensuring the ENDSARs did not escalate significantly in the North.
The forum appreciated President Mohammadu Buhari and his cabinet for the quick response in meeting the demands of the #ENDSARs promising to give him maximum support as he rolls out measures to address the lingering youth unrests.
It called for collaboration to deal with the challenges of youth unemployment, Boko Haram and insurgency in the country.
The forum also appreciated the various reforms going on in the Police force and promised to support the President in his drive to reenergize policing in the country.
The Governors also set up two committees on youth and the role of traditional rulers to address lingering socio-political issues