Youth for change Initiative(YOFCI), a non governmental organisation working to promote youth development in Africa with focus on leadership development, good governance and social inclusion, today joined the Nigerian youths in a peaceful car parade remembrance protest held today at the lekki toll gate in remembering the fallen heroes of the lekki toll gate massacre that occurred on the 20.10.20 . A date inscribed by the Nigerian youths “Never to be Forgotten “.
PEACE is not the absence of war but the presence of JUSTICE
The mass peaceful protest which lasted for a week took a bitter turn when the Nigerian Army were deployed to the toll gate to open fire on the peaceful protesters, the blood of young Nigerians was spilled and there is no accountability from the government nor justice served. The BIG question on the lips of Nigerian Youths has been who ordered the shootings at the lekki toll gate?
Today many Nigerian youth took to the streets in remembrance of all the fallen heroes of the #endsars protest as well as police brutality. Excerpts from the punch live feed witnessed peaceful protesters demanding for justice, policies, governance reforms and end to police brutality.
The organisations’ Program Lead Mr. Harrison Udim said that the organisation demands that the #Endsars Judicial Panel report should be on the public domain and accessible to every interested Nigerian citizen, also that this remembrance protest is to remind our leaders that they are not infallible and the rule of law should prevail, thus there should be positive governance reforms in policies, social inclusion and engagement of youths in leadership and decision making process.
Mr. Udim also added that this is the point where Nigerian youths should be United and speak in one voice and refuse to be divided by ethnicity, religion and political ideologies. He maintained that in building the Nigeria we all want we should engage constructively and proactively with our leaders by continually demanding for accountability, transparency and good governance from them. In his words Nigeria is ours and it’s our fundamental responsibility to protect and redeem our fathers land, and those that lost their lives during the #endsars protest are gone but never to be Forgotten, as we will collectively fight to give them justice.
… PEACE is not the absence of war but the presence of JUSTICE…