Nigeria; Despite Nigeria’s Federal Governments acceptance of the five demands of #ENDSARS protesters, the relentless youths have continued their protests across the country with more vigor and have raised their demands to twenty-three.
The initial demands were
1. Immediate release of all arrested protesters
2. Justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensations for their families.
3. Setting up an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reported police misconduct within a period of 10 days
4. Carrying out psychological evaluation and retaining of all disbanded SARS operatives before they can be redeployed (this should be verified by an independent body).
5. The government should increase police salary and they should be adequately compensated for protecting lives and property of the citizens.
The new demands are:
1. End SARS
2. Sack security chiefs
3. Improve security
4. Full deregulation oil and gas sector to allow more investments for job creation
5. Immediate passage of PIB (Petroleum Industry Bill)
6. Full deregulation of power sector to allow investment capital flow to generate, transmit and distribute more power and create jobs
7. Should hands off petroleum pricing to enable free market determination of pricing
8. Close our northern borders to stop free entry of fulani herdsmen and bandits
9. Inclusive government for all tribes and regions of Nigeria with 50% youths in charge of governance
10. Allocate more funds to education sector to provide better teaching tools and to pay better salaries to end ASUU strikes
11. Change our academic curriculum to reflect modern day realities
12. All politicians should be placed on minimum wage to attract genuine public servants
13. Migrate to 100% electoral reforms with electronic voting tied to our BVN and GSM
14. Return Nigeria to regional governance structure or restructure the country and embrace true federalism. States autonomy must be paramount.
15. Disband the bi-cameral legislature and adopt uni-cameral
16. Immediately reform Nigeria police force and let every state or region create its own police service
17. No more budget for running private affairs of elected and appointed public servants
18. Enthrone university education as minimum qualification for public office holders at all levels of government from president to local government and ward chairpersons
19. Strip ex-governors and all elected and appointed public servants of all benefits after office.
20. Increase salaries of our doctors, nurses, teachers, police, military officers, and civil servants
21. Government should hands off ownership and management of businesses at all levels.
22. Name and shame looters and make criminal offenders, and looters face trial in their home states and villages to shame them and their families
23. Stop foreign medical trips for public servants. Let them be treated here in Nigeria.
With the activation of these 23 demands, the protesters say allow normalcy return to the country.
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