The President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina on Saturday said that he is currently distressed by the unrest in Nigeria caused by the protest against police brutality.
Adesina who was Nigeria’s former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development said this in a series of tweets posted on his Twitter handle.
The AfDB Boss said he was more disturbed by the unrest based on the fact that the youths are the life of the nation.
He described the youths as the present and the future, noting that securing their future must start with protecting their lives.
Adesina stated further that there is need to protect the youth and engage them productively, adding that this is one of the best way to secure the future of the nation.
He said, “I am distressed by the unrest in Nigeria. The youth are the life of our nation. They are the present, our tomorrow and our future. Securing their future must start with protecting their lives.
“Collectively, we must listen. We must hear. We must act … for peace, security, stability and the future of our nation.
“With humility, reflection, respect, sensitivity, good faith, and law and order, let truth and justice reign.
“Protect the youth. Engage the youth. Respect the youth. Protect the nation. Secure the future.”
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I Am Distressed By The Unrest In Nigeria – AfDB President