Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged youths to eschew violence.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Agege Pen-Cinema Bridge in Lagos on Friday, Tinubu advised youths to shy away from thuggery, adding that the mindset of destruction will not make them attain their goals.
The October 2020 #EndSARS protests against police brutality were hijacked by hoodlums, resulting in looting, vandalism and arson in some states.
In Lagos, private and public facilities were looted, razed, and destroyed.
Commenting on the development, Tinubu said the government is ready to help the youths get the right education, urging them to give peace a chance in the state.
“Don’t copy vagabonds and those who are into thuggery. There is no development if there is no peace. We must encourage peace. The government will ensure that you get the right education. Education is an investment in your future,” Tinubu said.
“Destruction and disruption will not help you to reach the destination you desire to reach. We will support your aspirations but help the state, ensure peace in our state and country.”
The former Lagos governor commended the state government for carrying on with its developmental projects despite the chaos and economic disruption witnessed during the protests.
“Despite the turbulence and crisis of the virus, the lockdown, you are able to continue to deliver this state. You have shown great determination as a government,” he said.