A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof . Chukwuma Soludo , has recommended the setting up of a commission to handle the affairs of Nigerian youths .
Soludo stated this in a paper titled , ‘ Beyond the protests: Towards a new future for Nigerian youths ’ .
While stating that his daughter was a victim of the defunct Special Anti – Robbery Squad ’ s harassment and extortion , the ex -CBN boss said he had resisted the pressure to join the fray on the # EndSARS discourse in the past two weeks .
Soludo , who said he had been protesting for a better Nigeria since the age of 19 , prayed that the country would rise up and exploit the opportunity inherent in the current national tragedy .
He said , “ Peaceful protests and agitation are critical ingredients of a living democracy and should be encouraged . I reflected upon my personal experience as a student activist in mobilising peaceful protests against government policies .
“ Given the enormity of the events of the past weeks , I believe that as a citizen , I have a duty (aside from possible private advisory to the Federal Government) to share preliminary thoughts on the raging national conversation .
“ Over the past two weeks , I have watched with heightened trepidation the horrifying videos about the protests on social media and the unfortunate events that unfolded. I have been deeply saddened by the colossal costs in terms of lost lives and property as well as the humongous blow to an already dreadful economy .