PFN, while recognising the right of the Central Bank of Nigeria to monitor the movement of funds within the banking system, said they should not create the impression that they are acting in furtherance of a different agenda.
The National President of the body, Rev. Felix Omobude, urged the Federal Government to be sincere in its approach to the crisis and adopt a more conciliatory style rather than confrontation in dealing with the promoters of the protests.
The body said while PFN would not support any act of criminality, what was required in its resolution was tact and wisdom.
It said: “We caution against the use of the protest to promote ethnoreligious sentiments to polarise Nigerians. The PFN believes that with constant dialogue between the government and the people, it will be easier to regain the trust of Nigerians in finding solutions to the problems confronting the nation. The PFN is of the opinion that the time we live in calls for sobriety, reflection and restraint on the part of leadership, calling for greater caution on the part of government and respect for law and order by all Nigerians.”
PFN calls on all victims of police brutality and everyone affected by the protest to take advantage of the judicial commissions of inquiry in various states for redress.