While she commended the youths for being courageous, Okonjo-Iweala advised them to be united.
She gave the advice in a tweet on Sunday.
“I applaud the resourcefulness and courage of Nigerian youth in the #EndSARS. Powerful to let your voices be heard peacefully. Let’s join hands for a positive outcome through a One Nigeria approach,” she tweeted.
The #EndSARS protest is to stop police brutality in Nigeria.
The protesters also demanded that the salary of the police should be increased in a manner that they will be adequately compensated for protecting the lives and property of citizens.
In meeting the demands of the protesters, on October 11, the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, dissolved SARS.
On October 12, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), said the disbanding of SARS was a first step in the comprehensive reform of the police.
On the same day, the Presidential Panel on the Reform of SARS accepted the five-point demand of the protesters.
The National Economic Council presided over by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo with the 36 state governors and FCT Minister as members met on October 15 and directed the immediate establishment of state-based Judicial Panels of Enquiry across the country.
The NEC also directed governors to immediately establish state-based special security and human rights committee to be chaired by the governor in each state.