#EndSARS Protesters Release List Of Demands For President Buharis Government

The ‘End SARS’ protesters have has released a fresh list of ’23 demands’ President Buhari’s government must meet before the protests sweeping across Nigeria can be called off.The protests which initially started as a campaign against the high handedness and brutality of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Police Force by a growing army of Nigerian Youths across the country have now evolved into a conscious citizen movement against bad governance.The protests have attracted much admiration and wide support from many older Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora for the peaceful, orderly and well organised fashion the protests have so far taken.Several celebrities such as Wizkid, Falz, Riwa Savage and Davido have emerged as the public faces of the protests although no clear leader has been named or identified.A.couple of major Preachers such as the RCCG’s Pastor Enoch Adeboye and Sam Adeyemi of have spoken out publicly in support of the protestersOffshoot protests ahainst the dreaded unit have taken place in London, Manchester, and Dublin.There have also been protests in Washington DC, US and in Canada and many more are being planned in several areas and regions of the UK and in Nigeria.So far, the protests have spread to many areas of both Lagos Mainland and Island, Ogun State, Edo state, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo states and Abuja.List of what Nigerian youths want the federal government to do before they can call off their protest;1. End SARS2. Sack security chiefs3. Improve security4. Full deregulation of the oil and gas sector to allow more investments for job creation5. Immediate passage of PIB6. Full deregulation of the power sector to allow investment capital flow to generate, transmit and distribute more power and create jobs7. Should hands-off petroleum pricing to enable free-market determination of pricing8. Close our northern borders to stop the free entry of Fulani herdsmen and bandits9. Inclusive government for all tribes and regions of Nigeria with 50 percent youths in charge of governance10. Allocate more funds to the education sector to provide better teaching tools and to pay better salaries to end ASUU strikes11. Change our academic curriculum to reflect modern-day realities12. All politicians should be placed on minimum wage to attract genuine public servants13. Migrate to 100 per cent electoral reforms with electronic voting tied to our BVN and GSM14. Return Nigeria to regional governance structure or restructure the country and embrace true federalism. States autonomy must be paramount.15. Disband the bi-cameral legislature and adopt uni-cameral16. Immediately reform Nigeria Police Force and let every state or region create its own police service.17. No more budget for running private affairs of elected and appointed public servants18. Enthrone university education as a minimum qualification for public office holders at all levels of government from the president to local government and ward chairpersons19. Strip ex-governors and all elected and appointed public servants of all benefits after office.20. Increase salaries of our doctors, nurses, teachers, police, military officers, and civil servants21. Government should hands-off ownership and management of businesses at all levels.22. Name and shame looters and make criminal offenders, and looters face trial in their home states and villages to shame them and their families.23. Stop foreign medical trips for public servants. Let them be treated here in Nigeria. When last did you hear an American President or a British Prime Minister visit Nigeria for medical tourism?Although the IG of Police took the unprecedented step to disband the SARS just a few days after the protests commenced, no word has been heard from President Buhari to address the protests or to reassure the nation.

There has however been speculation that the army could be called upon to quell the protests. A move that many have warned could be counterproductive and backfire by pushing the protests to take on a violent and bloody turn.