The leader of the EBOMI International Prayer Tower located in Plateau State capital, Prophet Isa EL-Buba has said he was well treated by the DSS, “we have a fruitful discussion about the nation and the find a lasting solution to situation beclouding the youth agitation.
El-Buba employed the Nigerian government and the youth to engage in interactive by sitting together on a round table towards dialogue on issues of national unity.
He lamented that as a father he joined the protesters in prayers to know the reason why they’re staging protest but it wasn’t because I sponsor them as a father to come and give them direction point by points.
According to him, the Nigerian youth need trust, we see that there’s a need for police reform and restructuring because we are in a jet age not to be attacking and killing innocent protesters by security personnel.
The invitation of the Apostle may not be unconnected to the EndSARS protest that has engulfed the state and the whole country.
He explained, “I went to the DSS office to know what best can be done in regards to the ongoing project in the country”.
The man of God Prophet EL-BUBA arrived at the DSS office around 10 am on Tuesday, 20th, 2020 in the company of his lawyer Barr. Yakubu Bawa and some of his personal aides in the ministry and spent not less than an hour with the security agent.
In an interview with journalists immediately after he worked out of the office of DSS at his Ebomi tower in kashim Abrahim street opposite ldomie plaza, he said: “I make them understand that they should ensure there is the interaction between the government and the youths and about the threat, not about trying to bully or threatening, but about sitting on a round table and discuss the way forward with the protesters.”
“They allegedly saw me as the major stirrer of the protest, as a father, I cannot just leave my children to be on the street just want to be by their side, I have to come in, and feel what they are feeling and to give them fatherly advice and to give them Sense of direction if the need be.”
And to help the government to know what is right, in fact, we have extensive deliberation.
” I went with my lawyer barrister Bawa to the DSS office which I was able to pinpoint one after the other and not about sitting down in their comfort zone”.
“You have to meet with the people and discuss, the cap has changed, so you have to wear the cap they are wearing and speak the language they will understand”.
Apostles EL-BUBA further said he also used the invitation to advise the government that, is not about bringing out the military to intimidate, rather the military should protect the protesters against hired hoodlums from some quarters.
It’s when people see that the government is agreeing with what they are saying; they will be willing to come out to talk.
All is about trust; trust has been destroyed by the people in government, if they could trust some leader as we are building on that trust to see how it could be sustained.
These are some of the things we discussed and they appreciated it.
But intimidation and to arrest me is not the answer it should be what should be the solution I have to give to the government.
These children are our children, if you ask them to go left they will go, and when you ask them to go right, they will go because they know people like us can’t miss lead them.
In such a time like this, is to know what people are saying and to make necessary adjustments.
This ongoing protest in a time like this is not about “Endsars” which is just a tag, there is a need for a holistic Police reform totally.
There you can talk about infrastructure where your call on these young people who can come out to say their mind.
The youths are technologically driven; they can be able to give how the nation can be rebuilt in the shortest possible time.
You cannot just seat down there at the comfort of your zone and be thinking about how you can distribute try money to them, in fact, they are not interested in your money, their desire is to see new Nigeria they can lay claim ownership approach as they have been focusing on in the time past.
Basically, they may want to engage in a further discussion as I stated before, l have clearly stated what they should do, if they work on what I advised, they may likely yield success.
On his part, the lawyer to Apostle EL-Buba, barrister Bawa who doubled as the chairman of NBA Plateau State chapter, who was in the company of EL-Buba to the invitation to DSS office, said the Apostle invitation to the DSS is not by force, is by the solution.
In fact, I went to honor the DSS invitation to discuss and suggest ways for the ongoing protest in the state, by extension Nigeria as a whole.
In fact, these youths, they are my children, and can’t just live them alone to themselves because they need direction at this time.
The fact is that the protesters have been peaceful and focus on their demands and agitations.
We saw what transpired during the demonstration in Abuja where hoodlums hijacked the whole process and the police stood and were watching.
So he was invited and he offered himself at his own volition and the DSS consider it as a privilege, he maintained.