The nationwide End SARS protest which began about 10 days ago have attracted the support of prominent Nigerians from all works and spheres of life. This assumed a higher dimension with top Nigerian Christian leaders publicly joining the rising numbers of global and national celebrities that have publicly expressed support for the initiative. The Newsbeam hereby presents what the top Christian clerics said about the End Sars initiative.
- Pastor Sam Adeyemi of the Daystar Christian Centre took to his on his official Twitter handle to offer his candid advice to the government in a series of tweets.
- The Supreme Head, Cherubim & Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, Dr, Prophet Solomon Adegboyega Alao, through the Chief P.R.O Of the church also support the struggles by the youths. The clergyman said, “Let’s commend our youths for their patriotic agitation against police brutality and extortion in Nigeria. I think Police need to be reformed and the bad eggs flushed out of the system.”
- The Lead Pastor of The Elevation Church, Godman Akinlabi, was also one of the few that first responded. Not only did he amplify the protest on social media, he also walked the talk.
- Taking to his official twitter account, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Adeboye, also declared his support. His tweet read, “Our daughters will not be able to prophesy and young men will not see visions if we don’t keep them alive. I support the youths in this peaceful protest as they “speak up” to #EndPoliceBrutality #EndSARS”
- The general overseer of The Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, also said in a tweet “There is a threshold of decency below which no human being must fall, and I reject any status quo where citizens become disposable or the right to life becomes negotiable.”
- Johnson Suleman, the founder of Omega Fire Ministries, maintained that Nigerian youths’ future must be secured.
- Pastor Poju Oyemade, the Senior Pastor and Founder of The Covenant Nation affirmed that the Youths have woken from their slumber.
The General Overseer of House On The Rock Church worldwide, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, also released a statement on the position of the Church.
Meanwhile, the Youths have vowed not backdown or halt protests until their demands are met and positive changes are recorded.