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Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology on Sunday paid a sympathy visit to Miss Favour Imoha, a 300-level medical student of the Ebonyi State University (EBSU), who was hit on the head by stray bullet during EndSARS protest in Abakaliki.
‘We will like to use this opportunity to say to those who carried out the Endsars protest in a violent manner that, that is not a proper way to go.
‘Violence is inimical to our national growth and development.
‘Violence cannot help us as a nation because if we start destroying our national assets particularly when we know that we need a lot of infrastructures; no foreign investors will come and help us accelerate the process of industrialisation.
‘Industrialisation will help us create more jobs for our young people, create wealth for the old and young and this cannot be achieved in an atmosphere of violence.
‘Once you have violence, it introduces tension and people can no longer feel secured both for their lives and for their investments.’
He also reiterated the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in implementing the five-point demand of the EndSARS protesters.
The minister said that the ‘Executive Order Five’ was aimed at industrialising the nation and appealed to the youths to cooperate with the administration to succeed in its strive to create more jobs for the citizenry.
He said that Buhari was working hard to bequeath a new Nigeria that the younger generation would be proud of.