The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina has commented on the ongoing protests across Nigeria which was started by youths protesting police brutality.
Adesina, a former Minister of Agriculture in Nigeria, bared his mind through a series of tweets on his twitter handle on Saturday.
“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,” he said.