Please send in ur photos. Use the hash tag #stolendreams. Let dem hear our voices.
“In a nation of plenty, but with no hope for the people, in a nation where 50% of citizens are unemployed, a Nation of stolen billions, I join my voice to the call of the Change Movement Nigeria for the restoration of our stolen Dreams. I support the #stolendreams protest.” Change Movement Nigeria
TIME TO STAND UP
I am writing this to every Nigerian. First I ask that u read with logic and not sentiments of creed or clan!
As a 31 year old father, away from my child for the first time, I cannot imagine a stronger feeling of despair as if something were to happen to her and I am not there to protect her, to give my life if need be!
Empathy is the basis of our humanity and even if this country’s past and present governments have continued to prey on our humanity by inflaming our differences; Christian , Muslim, straight , gay, rich , poor , etc while pretending to foster unity( they even gave themselves awards for keeping us united for 100 years). To truly grow as Africans we need to feel our brothers pain as ours , we need to feel the fear of our sisters and hear the cries of our mothers too.
I have imagined the look of terror in the eyes of the young, defenseless children who were murdered in their sleep, callously, by the political thugs known as boko haram. I strongly believe that these politicians have crossed a sacred line when they prey on our children. We can not detach ourselves from this. IT IS OUR DUTY AS AFRICANS TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN. To show minimal concern like the present administration, who have yet to visit the families of the slain children , who have not even thought it fit to mourn nationally or publish their names, because ‘it happened in the north’ is wrong!
In Nigeria maybe we deserve what we get for our passive attitude and perverse tolerance of the intolerable but we cannot let our children be targets of greedy old men who have #stolendreams of three generations of bright African youths and can’t even educate the workforce enough to run our country ourselves!
One of these politicians recently asked us to stone them if we want change. I strongly disagree because we can not match them in violence and they will hijack our voices. They are well trained and experienced on profiting from chaos , I mean, look at Nigeria and all the billionaires around! It’s a specialty. We have to be a shinning light in these dark times for Sub Saharan Africa and be the change we want to see. We will develop when we organize, not throw stones. WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR FUTURE. Let’s say no to killing our children. Let’s speak in one voice. Our little brothers and sisters should not be murdered in their sleep. To be quiet is to betray who we are.
Join the #stolendream march. All states have to be involved in protecting our children and we must demand this from our governors. We shall ask’ what are u doing about it sir? We know boko haram is in the north but we are Nigerians. From south to east to north and west and our children are off limits. Use the hash tag. You are also free to do ur own write up of what u feel.