LAGOS, Nigeria – The Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi, has condemned the attack on young Nigerian citizens involved in the non-violent End SARS protests by police officers.
The Pastor in a tweet via his Twitter account insisted that the idea of the voice of the African youth not being heard should not be sustained.
He said it is totally unacceptable for the police to fire teargas at young citizens attending non-violent END SARS protests.
According to him, government should allow citizens prosper through land reforms, electoral reforms, change of constitution, devolution of power, world-class education, infrastructural development, access to capital.
“It is totally unacceptable for the police to fire teargas at young citizens attending non-violent END SARS protests.
“We cannot sustain the idea that the voice of the African youth is not to be heard.
“To our young citizens, please continue to speak. Speak as leaders, not as victims. Let the leaders respond.
“Press the point to negotiate for a win/win. The police/public officer is also sometimes a victim of a warped system. There has to be change in everything.
“We are not going to be leaders tomorrow, we are leaders already. Leaders lead with vision and broad perspective.
“The war is bigger. Have a clear picture of a developed Nigeria. Push for a change in values and in the power equation.
“I appeal to leaders in government and the police force, please listen and respond.
“The End SARS movement is a courageous commitment to change. When people are not heard, they raise their voices.
“This is a generational opportunity to move 200m people, mostly youths, to achieve development.
“The world has changed and political leaders need to know this and to lead with good advice.
“Building a developed economy is inevitable. Let citizens prosper through land reforms, electoral reforms, change of constitution, devolution of power, world-class education, infrastructural development, access to capital, etc.
“Creating or providing these requires courageous leadership. Let’s do it. God bless Nigeria and Africa,” he said.