Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has appealed to the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to stop the proposed June 12 national protest, considering the security situation in the country.
Bello made the appeal when the leadership of the association paid him a consultation visit on Thursday in Abuja, urging them to respect the recognition of Democracy Day by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He also promised to engage with Buhari and facilitate a meeting with him over their demands, if they would heed his advice.
The governor also added that considering the current situation of the country, a protest might only make things worse.
He warned that persons who do not have the interest of the country at heart might hijack the protest which could turn disastrous.
Bello also advised the students not to allow themselves to be used by some elites and politicians, who would want them to be seen only as troublemakers and not responsible enough to hold leadership positions.