As part of ways to put to an end the current protests by Nigerian youths, the Tor Tiv, Orcivirigh Prof James Ortese Iorzua Ayatse, has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to ensure monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of youth policies and programmes.
He said the administration had laudable policies and programmes that were meant to impact positively on the lives of Nigerians, especially the youths if faithfully implemented.
Speaking in Makurdi during a stakeholders meeting at Benue Peoples House, Orcivirigh Ayatse described President Buhari’s initiatives as very laudable but wondered why implementation has not averted the current crisis situation rocking the country with destruction of lives and properties.
Orcivirigh Ayatse who is also the National President and Chairman Board of Trustees, Association of Christian Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (AOCTRON) noted that the #ENDSARS protest was a euphemism for dissatisfaction by the Nigerian youths who are perhaps not feeling the desired impact of the several Federal Government’s special intervention programmes and policies as they anticipated.
The Tor Tiv who is also the Chairman Benue State Council of Traditional Rulers, appealed to the Federal Government to hasten and resolve the lingering crisis with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), with flexibility on both sides, to end the prolonged strike that has kept Nigerian students idle at home, making them ready tools for the crisis.
He also appealed to the Nigerian youths to give peace a chance, haven made their point, for the Federal Government to take appropriate actions to address their concerns.
The Tiv Monarch further restated his appeal to President Buhari to put measures in place to facilitate and hasten the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Benue State, who have overstayed in camps, to their ancestral homes.
He commended Benue youths for their matured and intelligent decision to tow the part of peace by not resorting to violence to press for their demands.