Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Mr Kayode Fayemi, said on Sunday that he and his colleagues were worried about the discontent, hunger, and anger in the country.
Fayemi expressed governors’ readiness to work with other stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the issues.
The governor spoke at a Special Thanksgiving Mass held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Ado Ekiti as part of activities to mark the second anniversary of his administration in office.
Security was beefed up in the church premises in view of the #EndSARS protest, which entered the third day in the state.
Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Mr Felix Ajakaye, called on the protesters to cease fire to allow the Federal Government take action on their demands.
Fayemi said, “There is a lot of anger in the land, there is a lot of hunger in the land, pent-up emotion. There is disillusion in the land. As a young man who spent much time in the barricades protesting bad governance, I can understand what is going on now.
“My colleagues and I are concerned and we are committed to reforms, not just about SARS because we will be making a mistake that the general disaffection in the land is all about SARS.
“Like Your Lordship (the Bishop) had said, the government should be allowed to address the problems that have cropped up,” the governor said.