Friday, April 25, 2014

Activism

In response to the lack of leadership and crisis in the nation, we organized a rally to the National Assembly in Abuja on March 16, 2010. Responding to requests from young Nigerians to make their voices heard, we marched to the Office of Lagos State Governor on April 13, 2010 to request that he take our message to his colleagues.

Both rallies shook the nation with its buy-in from young Nigerians – professionals, students, celebrities and youth-led organisations. All our activities were self-funded.

Some press coverage:

CNN: Rare anger as Nigerian youths hit streets 
ReutersHundreds of Nigerians demand reforms, fair elections
Reuters Africa: Facebook generation gears up to monitor Nigeria poll

Though a tool of last resort, we will not hesitate to take our concerns to the streets.

On September 26th, we spearheaded a march to the National Assembly to demand transparency and accountability from our representatives in the National Assembly.

Details on the demands and press coverage here.

Our partners included YIAGA, Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund and FOI Coalition.