President Muhammadu Buhari met with the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over the ongoing protests against the scrapped Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.
Rising from the meeting held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Lawan told State House correspondents that the country and its leaders are passing through a trying time.
He however told the protesting youths that it was time for them to stop the protests since the government has already started attending to their demands.
According to Lawan, the protesters have expressed their legitimate rights while the government has listened.
He said the essence of their meeting with the President was to review the situation and see the roles the two arms of government should play in ensuring that the demands of the protesters are properly addressed.
Where legislative intervention will be required, Lawan said federal lawmakers were ready to move in and deal with such expeditiously.
He said the lawmakers would also be watching to ensure that the executive also expedites action where executive role is expected.
Gbajabiamila joined Lawan in calling on the youth to stop the protest.
He however said they were at liberty to resume the protests if they discovered that nothing had been done after two weeks.
He urged the youth to give the President the benefit of the doubt since he was the one that scrapped SARS this time, and not the Inspector-General of Police.