Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Former federal lawmaker, Hon Kayode Jelili Amusan has said that the government must seized the opportunity of grievances of the youth against police brutality and other acts of bad governance to build a new Nigeria that prioritise good governance and massive youth empowerment that will put a glorious future of the country on a sound footing.
Hon Kayode Amusan said 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.
The property merchant while speaking with journalists on Monday disclosed that “it is against this background that I strongly advise government to use the occasion of this youth protest 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”.
Amusan who represented Abeokuta North/Odeda/Obafemi-Owode federal constituency from 2003-2011 said 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 urging the federal government to investigate this dastardly act and bring the perpetrators to book.
He has however urged the youth to give peace a chance and allow the government to attend to their demands saying that the wanton destruction of lives and properties trailing the protest would do no one any good.
Amusan also 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.