President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the October 2020 EndSARS protests against police brutality made Nigeria unattractive to investors.
Buhari stated this during an interview on Arise Tv aired on Thursday where he spoke about various national issues.
Buhari added that the EndSARS protest was also aimed at removing him from office, blamed the protests on the dwindling inflow of foreign direct investment to the country.
What led to his statement was when Buhari was asked how he can improve foreign direct investment (FDI) to Nigeria.
In response, he said: “This question was answered last year when there was the #EndSARS protest last year. You remember the young people that wanted to march here and remove me?”
The president added: “Tell the young people to behave themselves and make the country safe, then we can attract real investors to the country”.
Further speaking on the herdsmen crisis in the country, President Buhari told State Governors complaining about herdsmen attacks on farmers in their domains to seek local solutions to the problems.
This is as the President lashed out at them not to expect him to be the one to fix all their problems, but he stated he expects them to take action.
Specifically, Buhari mentioned that recently, two South-West governors visited him to complain about herdsmen encroaching on farmers’ lands in their regions but he told them to involve traditional institutions and community leaders in resolving the issues.
“You know these people more than I do, and you are democratically elected to protect your people. Don’t sit idly expecting me to do everything, take action,” Buhari stated.