As bad and condemnable as the actions of SARS is, the number one problem facing youths in this country is unemployment and limited opportunities for wealth creation.
I have not seen any employed youth working in banks, oil companies and others, join this protest.
I hope the #endsars protest evolve to addressing the main problem in Nigeria- bad governance.
Bad governance and maladministration affects everyone not just the youths.
The protest should therefore be the governed versus those in power, not young versus old.
Afterall, many of those who ruined this country got into government and other sensitive positions before the age of thirty. Many youths are occupying various positions in all tiers of government presently. Is the country getting better?
The sad irony is some past leaders who contributed to the terrible shape of the country and who now hope to get another opportunity at ‘re-stealing’ , are cashing in on the good and innocent intentions of the protesters by making supplies available to them.
This war goes beyond #endsars. We cannot compare the number of people killed by herdsmen and boko haram with havoc by the SARS.
Playing loud music and turning the protest into a semi carnival underscores the seriousness of the set objectives and priority of challenges in this country.
I want to see a thorough mobilization of citizens (not just youths) who stand firmly in unity and say no to bad governance and incompetence in public office.
I want to join in the protest. I want to align with protesting against the calamity in this country but the protest should be the governed versus those in power, present and past.
Tunde Jakande writes from Lagos.