Saturday, October 31, 2020
Oyo PFN Backs #EndSARS Protest, Urges FG To Be Sincere

Joshua Adetunji

Following the ongoing #EndSARS protest by youths in the country, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Oyo State chapter has also joined individuals and groups lending her voice in support of the protest.

The Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (Oyo State Chapter), Reverend Samson Ajetunmobi identified the #EndSARS movement as a spiritual undertone that has evident in the stirring of hearts without a central leadership.

While supporting the protesters, Reverend Ajetunmobi identified the protest as a peaceful, guilded and a brutality free protest calling on the protest not to deviate.

The Cleric which commended the protesters for not giving up attributed the continue protest to lack of trust of citizens in government even after the well publicised scrapping of the SARS.

“Do you know how many times the Nigerian government have met with ASSU? They met countless times, agreed and signed different agreements, yet they still fail them”

“Do you know how many times they’ve banned SARS? Yet these people still strike.

The government need to stick to their promises this time around to earn Nigerians’ trust once more”.

He however enjoined Nigerian government to heed the call of the populace to restructure the policing systems and the entire security architecture of the nation and that Nigerian government should be proactive in defending the citizens from banditry, Boko Haram, Kidnapping and other security threats.

The Chairman also condemned some decisions made by the Federal Government during the COVID-19 pandemic period, which he identified as a insensitive.

“The government depicted total insensitivity during a very sensitive period by hiking fuel price and electricity tariff when Nigerians needed them the most”

Also, he advised the government on some steps to take.

According to him, government should call for economical and educational reforms, be more sensitive to the need of citizens, reviewing the cost of governors, provide a very strong wall against insecurity threats.

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