The Nigerian Minister for Youth and Sports Sunday Dare, has pleaded with singer Naira Marley not to go ahead with the planned protest for tomorrow over the SARS killings in the country.
Recall, the singer had announced that he’d be leading a protest even though he suspected that he would end up in prison for his efforts.
He had reminded fans and followers about the time and place for the protest when the minister took to his page to plead with him to call it off, stating that the government was working on the problem.
The minister wrote:
I urge you and other youth not to embark upon any protest. Your grievances are being addressed at the highest level of government. As the Minister in charge of youth I know this is an issue that must be tackled. Government is doing just that.
To which Naira replied:
Ekale Sir. We have heard this before. Four times. Why will this time be different? Do you really care about the youth? Many of us have been killed and they harass us everyday. What is the assurance this time? We need assurance
Meanwhile, SARS operatives have continued to cause havoc across the country despite the ban on their patrol activities by the IGP.
See tweets below