Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare says most #EndSARS protesters don’t know of the many intervention programs introduced by the Federal government.
Dare said this in Niger State on Thursday at a meeting of youth leaders under the All Progressive Congress (APC) from all over the country.
Dare said, “My ministry compiled a compendium of the opportunities and intervention programmes created for the youth by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last five years and half, and we were able to come up with as many as 25 of them,” he said.
“Unfortunately, we also found out that most, if not all, of those that protested were not aware of these opportunities.
“They were in part angry with the government without realising that the government has created and continues to create these opportunities for them. The scenario need not have been like this.
“We must make conscious efforts to follow up with the people in our networks and constituencies to take action and apply for these programmes so as to derive the benefits they have to offer,” he said.