The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, has on Monday, warned the President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government, that Nigeria may not escape another major protest, even bigger than the EndSARS protest, if it fails to effectively address the issue of unemployment among the youths in the country,
Senator Lawan advised the Federal Government to take practical steps in its national budget, to meaningfully engage the youths, noting that, there is the need to be more practical with budgetary allocations for the Ministry of Agriculturem to create jobs for youths.
Senator Lawan gave the warning at the National Assembly, during the budget defence session of the Ministry of Agriculture.
He advised the Federal Government to take the Agriculture sector more seriously, in its efforts to diversify the economy from Oil, stressing that, the sector is able to finance the national budget.
The Senate President, recounting the events of the EndSARS protests, said that some youths genuinely expressed their anger, and successfully gained the government’s attention.
He warned that a good number of the youths who may not have had the opportunity to vent their anger are in the rural areas; pointing out that there is the urgent need to meet them in their needs.
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