In furtherance of the resolution of an emergency meeting of the National Economic Council last week, the Ad-Hoc Committee set up to engage with youths, civil society organizations, and different strands of leadership across the nation in the wake of the recent protests have swung into action.
At a meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, the Committee decided to promptly embark on a two-pronged engagement process: Zonal and State-based respectively.
This was revealed in a press statement issued by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media.
It was revealed that the State-based engagements would ensure that “each of the 36 State Governors and FCT Minister would meet with the leadership and representatives of the identified groups in their States.
“This would then be immediately followed by zonal interactions where the Vice President and members of the Committee would feature.
“The engagements will not only include youth groups but also traditional, religious and political leaders. Civil society groups would also be involved as well as opinion moulders like the media.
“The interactions would feature issues around employment, social safety nets and national unity and security of lives and properties among others.”
It would be recalled that last Thursday after more than four hours of deliberations at an emergency meeting of the National Economic Council, it was resolved that the deeper reasons behind the #ENDSARS protests and its fallout should be addressed by both the Federal and State Governments.