National Broadcast : Buhari lists achievements, silent on Lekki Tollgate killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has listed the things his government had achieved, their plans for the welfare of Nigerians and security, but said nothing about the Lekki Tollgate killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters by soldiers in Lagos on Tuesday.

The President made the enumeration during his much-anticipated address, following the killings of protesters, the activities of hoodlums and general crisis snowballing from the agitation by youths for police brutality to end.

Recall that the high point of the protests was when military men opened fire on peaceful national anthem-singing and Nigerian flags-waving #EndSARS protesters on Tuesday night, after lights went off and CCTV cameras were taken off at the Lekki Tollgate, Lagos, which had been the major gathering ground for the protesters.

In his less-than 15-minute long address on Thursday, the President assured the protesters that their voices have been heard ‘loud and clear’ and urged them to discontinue their demonstrations, saying ‘we are responding’.

The President, however, kept mum on the shootings by soldiers in the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos State, an issue many had expected him to address.

“No Nigerian Government in the past has methodically and seriously approached poverty-alleviation like we have done,” the President said.

Many Nigerians have been enraged by the President’s address and have taken to social media to express their disappointment over his handling of the situation.

 

 

– Vanguard 

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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