The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, on Sunday visited Miss Favour Imoha, a 300-level medical student of the Ebonyi State University, who was hit on the head by a stray bullet during #EndSARS protest in Abakaliki.
During the visit, he emphasised the commitment of the Federal Government to implementation of the five-point demands of the protesters.
He 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.
The former governor of old Abia State urged the youths to take advantage of the N75billion victims survival fund and other federal government’s economic intervention programmes to empower themselves .
He said: “The future is for our young people and if we don’t give them the best, what will happen in the future when they govern the country?
“The message to our youths is that your voice has been heard at the highest level and that all your demands as contained in the 5-point demands have been accepted and are being implemented.
“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 infrastructure; 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.”