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#EndSARS: Nigerian Youth Council demand service Chiefs removal

The National Youth Council on Tuesday staged a protest at the National Assembly where they demanded the removal of Service Chiefs.

The youths in a 7-point demand said that was the only way the government could calm frayed nerves and end the on-going #EndSARS protests.

Addressing a delegation of National Assembly members led by the Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Aliyu Sabi; the President of the National Youth Council, Sukubo Sukubo, read a 5-point demand to be delivered by the National Assembly to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Top on the list of demand was the request asking President Buhari to change the service chiefs.

The NYC joined the National Association of University Students in a solidarity protest outside the National Assembly, calling for an end to the protracted strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

As part of its demands; the NYC requested the Federal Government to waive the tuition fees of University students to cushion the impact of Covid-19 on their parents.

While The NYC welcomed the full implementation of the deregulation of the petroleum industry; it however kicked against the recent hike in electricity tariff in the country.

Addressing the protesters, the Deputy Senate Whip promised to deliver their demands to President Buhari, expressing confidence that the President would address them in due course.

“What you have asked for we will do it very very soon. If Nigeria is sick, all of us will suffer. We are sincere and we going to be committed. We are going to hold executive accountable,” he said.

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