Were there ways to have demanded good governance without being on the streets on that ill-fated day? Could the untimely deaths and the painful injuries sustained by young Nigerians be avoided? These questions make me shudder.
We’ve compiled a list of 7 impactful things you can do to effect a demand for change as a young Nigerian.
Tips For Demanding Good Governance In The Wake Of The #Endsars Protests
The power of publicity and awareness is one of the primary pillars that built the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria. Celebrities and influencers from Nigeria and other countries motivated their followers on the need to be heard by the government. You can do this too, responsibly.
Use your social media platforms to create an awareness campaign using your posts, status updates, comments, and messages. You’re not sharing unverified information, you’re simply sensitizing your audience on the importance of speaking up for good governance.
Share New Information, Thoughts, and Ideas
As the 2023 general elections inch closer, it is important to share your ideas for a better nation. Our leaders are as human as you are, and nobody knows it all.
Share your ideas for quality leadership within your local community.
Do you have any creative ideas to help unify our people? Share them.
Make Financial Donations To Worthy Causes
Financial donations for the #EndSARS Protests in Nigeria helped provide food and water for protesters.
Your donation will make it possible to effect change in the grassroots and in other areas where the citizens need awareness.
Provide Legal Assistance
Lawyers supported the #EndSARS movement by securing bail for arrested protesters.
If you are not, assist by spreading awareness about the news of the arrest of peaceful protesters and appeal to legal practitioners to intervene.
Share and repost information that can help bring guilty SARS officers to book. Share information about ongoing protests and live streams.
This would serve as evidence of misconduct on the part of bad eggs amongst the peaceful protesters or the armed forces.
Create Posters, Websites, Infographics, and Artwork
If you are an artist, graphic designer, or web designer; your talent, creativity, and skills are very crucial at a time like this.
Help create posters about upcoming protests and related #EndSARS event to help spread awareness and boost turnouts.
If you are a web designer, you can help by creating websites dedicated to the #EndSARS movement.
As a graphic designer, you can create infographics, slideshows, and carousels that discuss #EndSARS-related topics for easy dissemination.
Artists can play their part by helping to tell the #EndSARS story with their artworks and illustrations.
Fight Against Information that could be False or Harmful
Some individuals with malicious intentions took to social media to spread fake news, hate speech, and manipulative conspiracy theories.
Bad people use false and manipulative information to prey on the minds of the vulnerable and unsuspecting to discredit the #EndSARS protests or cause harm to targeted individuals or groups.
Here’s how you can help:
Don’t form opinions based on only a title, as titles can be deceiving. This way, you can safeguard yourself from being a victim.
Debunk false or harmful information with trusted sources and research, and share your findings on social media platforms.
Sign and Share E-Petitions relating to the #EndSARS Movement
E-Petitions have long become an easy way to make a difference; contribute to the strength of a cause, and gather support.
With a few clicks, you can contribute to impactful decision-making; make financial donations, and share petitions with other users to support the cause and bring about change.
Several petitions related to the #EndSARS are ongoing on the E-Petition platform change.org. Here are a few links to help you begin:
Support the #EndSARS Protest:
End SARS, Stop Police Brutality and Reform the Nigerian Police Force:
ENDSARS and Reform the Nigerian Police Force:
Stop the Harassment and Killings by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police Force #EndSARS: