Lagos State stakeholders’ engagement on internal security and conflict resolution across the country has said charlatans among well-meaning youths should be identified to forestall their destructive activities.
Top government functionaries who spoke at the event agreed that if the charlatans were not checked, they could set the state back several years, as witnessed during the October #EndSARS protest.
This was part of the resolution at the end of the meeting held on Tuesday at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium of the state secretariat at Alausa in Ikeja, the state capital.
The meeting was the third in the engagement series held across the country, having held two others in Maiduguri (Borno State) and Katsina (Katsina State) before the #EndSARS protest.
The meeting was under the auspices of the Lagos State government through the Office of the Secretary to the State Government/Cabinet Office in conjunction with the Federal ministries of Interior and Police Affairs.
In attendance were Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola; his Police Affairs counterpart, Mohammad Maigari Dingyadi; Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat.
Others included Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu; Ayagburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabiru Shotobi; State Executive Council (Exco) members, permanent secretaries, members of the military, para-military and other security apparatus, traditional and civil society leaders, among others.The meeting resolved to expose youths to counselling about divine knowledge for proper guidance and the need to pay more attention to them as they have ideas that could assist in the formulating of government policies. (Nation)