Initially, it was about #endpolicebrutality
But we actually figured out that, it’s about #endbadgovernance
You might be already aware of the crisis going on in Nigeria, my country. And this hashtag “#endsars” is not new to you anymore.
For the past few weeks, I have been doing all I can to join the movement and actually be part of the #newnigeria and the #change that the future holds for my country. (That’s why I’ve not really been active on WordPress)
But I felt bad, as this post should have come earlier.
We, the youths have reached the peak of our endurance level, for the bad governance in Nigeria.
Now, let me quickly brief you on SARs and why we want to #endsarsnow.
SARs is the acronym for (Special Anti-robbery Squad)
We have the good eggs and the bad eggs.
And it is the bad eggs that actually overshadow the good ones. And that’s the case with SARs.
These “bad eggs” will publicly extort youths on the streets and “falsely” blame them for crimes they didn’t commit. Even going the extra mile of taking law into their hands by either opening fire at them or beating them up.
In other words, any youth that “looks rich” to them is either engaged in online fraud or other illegal activities.
That brings us to the issue of Online fraud that most foreigners have about Nigerians.
I know that you might have directly experienced or have heard people accuse Nigerians of various forms of online and offline scams.
I have 2 things to say about this.
Firstly, I will not condemn anyone for rightly or falsely, accusing any Nigerian of fraud. It can be so bitter and sorrowful when you lose money to people you don’t even know because you trusted them.
Secondly, we, the youths of Nigeria have noticed this and that’s why together, we have come to peacefully protest and greatly demand change.
We know of how tarnished our reputation as Nigerians have become all over the world and that’s why we are tired of it all and we actually want to end the bad circumstances present in our country and also to be the change that Nigeria needs.
If Nigeria had good government and great leaders, some youths won’t be engaged in online frauds. They won’t steal foreigners money.
That’s why we are all calling on everybody in the world to raise awareness. We are tired of being left out because of the stupid decisions our leaders are making!!
PayPal has banned Nigerians, Go fund me, has also banned Nigerians. Other international companies aren’t even operating in Nigeria despite the fact that Nigeria is the biggest black nation in the world!
All these are happening because of what our leaders did, what they are doing, and the evil agendas they have in future!
They said we are the youths and future of Nigeria, and they are killing us? The future of Nigeria?
We came with our voices and our patriotism, but they came with guns, water cannons and armored trucks.
People all over the world don’t EVER believe that Nigeria can actually change, but we are trying to say “YES! We can change! And we will change!!”
We thought it was about the Police and SARs, but we discovered that some people are giving the police orders to follow and it’s those authorities that needs reform.
You can’t cut a tree down by cutting its branches and flowers. But if you tackle it’s root, you can bring that tree down!
That’s what we, the youths of Nigeria have noticed and are actively demonstrating our rights for.
Nigerian youths are the future of Nigeria. But the leaders of present want to commit evil schemes that will tarnish our future, which is us! We can’t allow that!!
So I’m calling on everyone reading this.
If you have been having a bad mentality of Nigeria, we know and we as Nigerians are now tired of it all and we just won’t back down.
We, the present youths of Nigeria desire the change that past generations were so timid and scared to ask for.
But we can’t do it alone. Our government is trying their best to silence us. All we have is our voices, our patriotism and the media.
You can be part of the process of bringing out the #NewNigeria. You can help raise awareness any way you can. You can help tell the world that the biggest black nation wants a change, a change that many have lost their lives for.
If we can win this, then I tell you, all black nations will follow our footsteps and within few years, you will see a whole different Africa.
That’s all I ask. That you help create awareness and help spread the word.
God bless Nigeria and God bless us all. (Amen)
#endpolicebrutality #endbadgoverance #endnigeriashootings #greatnigeria