Sam Adeyemi has reacted to the ongoing #SARSMUSTEND Protest.
The Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi while reacting to the nationwide protest against activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), has urged Nigerian youths to use the opportunity to secure deep changes that will lead to the country’s development.
Adeyemi, in a thread of tweets on his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday, October 13, advised protesters not to be provoked to violence or act on someone else’s script as police officer causing the trauma is also dehumanized by the system.
According to him, the officers are paid peanuts and forced to extort money to make uniform, maintain operational vehicles and retire some to bosses.
He further admonished #EndSARS protesters to hold the vision of a developed Nigeria in your heart, be committed to value human life, be honest, promote justice, serve with excellence, and cultivate leadership skills.
His words; “Rarely does a generation have the opportunity to lead change as the one-handed the youths of Nigeria right now through #SARSMUSTEND. It cuts across the fault lines that divide Nigeria.
“My dear young citizen, you must use this rare opportunity to secure deep changes that will lead to Nigeria’s development. The systems you confront are strategic and tactical. They may be steps ahead. You need to think long term and pace yourself.
“Speak forcefully but peacefully. Don’t be provoked to violence. Don’t act somebody else’s script. Lightning has enough power to light a city, but it destroys because it has no structure. Shift gear into participation in the political process when the time comes soon.
“.The police officer causing you trauma is also dehumanised by the system. He is paid peanuts and forced to extort money to make his uniform, maintain operational vehicles and retire some to bosses. Fight for him and his children.
“The generation before yours had such an opportunity 26/27 years ago when the result of a free and fair election was annulled. The protests that ensued partly birthed the democracy we enjoy today. Remind elected leaders you’re only continuing the fight.
“Some of you will be governors, senators, president, CEOs, etc., in 10 to 20 years. Hold the vision of a developed Nigeria in your heart. Commit to value human life, be honest, promote justice, serve with excellence, and cultivate leadership skills. God will help you. #ENDSARS”