Former federal lawmaker, Hon Kayode Jelili Amusan has advised Nigerian Government to make use the opportunity of grievances of the youths against police brutality and other acts of bad governance to build a new Nigeria.
Penpushing reports Amusan gave the advice while speaking with journalists, explaining doing that will pave way for government to prioritise good governance and massive youth empowerment that will put a glorious future of the country on a sound footing.
The former Governorship aspirant in Ogun State noted that no serious nations of the world desirous of a flourishing future would fail to put all necessary machinery in motion to harness the abundant potentials in the youth towards building a virile and prosperous country
“It is against this background that I strongly advise government to use the occasion of this youths protests to begin to work for a country we can all be proud of, no more lip service to making Nigeria work, I think that’s the message of the youth”.
Penpushing further reports that, Amusan who represented Abeokuta North/Odeda/Obafemi-Owode federal constituency from 2003-2011 pointed out that as parent, he was sad and could feel the pang of pains of the defenceless protesting youths mowed down in their prime by the soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday.
The former federal legislator urged the Nigerian government to investigate this dastardly act and bring the perpetrators to book, and however urged the youths to give peace a chance and allow the government to attend to their demands stressing that the wanton destruction of lives and properties trailing the protest would do no one any good.
Penpushing also reports that, Amusan commiserated with families of those who lost their lives and properties in the course of this unfortunate incident praying that the good Lord will comfort them and heal their wounds