FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo , on Monday said the # EndSARS protests across the country were a product of extensive agitations by youths that must be attended to by government .
Obasanjo explained that the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari , could make Nigerian youths know that he understood their plight and would make life better for them .
According to a statement by Moses Olafare , the Director of Media , Ooni ’ s palace , Obasanjo , who spoke in Ile Ife , during a visit to Ooni , Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi said many youths had struggled to get education , while the educated ones among them were frustrated over lack of opportunities.
He , however, expressed the belief that there were windows of opportunities which the government could explore to show that it cared about the people.
Obasanjo was quoted as saying “ Over 65 per cent of our population are under the age of 35 , who look up to the best in life , who struggle for education ; some of them didn ’ t even get educated while those who are educated get frustrated because of lack of opportunities . We must realise that the lid on the boiling steam would have to be removed .
“ But I believe that there are windows of opportunity which the government can explore to show that it cares about the people, especially the youth ’ s welfare as the father of the country , particularly as the father of the youths .
“ Fortunately , by experience , the President has children and he knows how youths behave. I believe that the opportunities can still be taken to let the youths know that he, as a father , understands their plight and his government understands their plight and he is ready to make life better for them , ” Obasanjo concluded .