The on-going EndSars protests rocking several states in Nigeria are not showing any sign of slowing down soon as the movement has continued to gain more support worldwide.
Many celebrities, politicians, activities, and many others have joined their voices in support of the protesters to call on the Government of Nigeria to wade in their support and meet the demands of the youths.
Popular motivator and senior pastor of Daystar Christian Center in Lagos, Nigeria, have however called on Nigeria youths not to be deterred in agitation but to speak until their demands are met. He wrote, “To our young citizens, please continue to speak. Please speak as leaders, not as victims. Leaders respond, victims react. Press the point to negotiate for a win/win”.
Adeyemi, in a statement posted on his twitter handle, cautioned the youths that the war they are faced with is bigger than just scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, but implores then to have a clear picture of a developed nation and push for a change in values and in the power equation. The pastor further wrote, “we are not going to be leaders tomorrow, we are leaders already. Leaders lead with vision and broad perspective. #ENDSARS is a beachhead. The war is bigger. Have a clear picture of a developed Nigeria. Push for a change in values and in the power equation”.
Pastor Adeyemi also appealed to the Nigerian government and the IGP Adamu led Nigeria Police Force to listen and respond to the demand of the EndSars protesters as he believes silence on the issue would only aggravate the whole situation. He said, “please listen and respond. #ENDSARSNOW as a courageous commitment to change. When people are not heard, they raise their voices”.