Monday, March 15, 2010

Now is the Time to Act...

Sincerely, this is not the best of times to be a proud Nigerian. In less than, four months, we've made headlines for all  the wrong reasons.Yes, there have been one or two reasons to smile but just as you are about sleeping with that smile, some sad news rears its head from a corner. These are not times to fold hands and look. These are not times to watch others create an image that's not ours for us. These are not times to stay silent as people get power drunk and take other peoples' lives. This is the time for a majority to make them representatives who only 'warm' political offices responsible for the votes they got from us. This is the time for them to be accountable. Even as 2011 beckons, as another election year draws closer, we have to make them know that Enough is Enough!

Enough is Enough: A Youth Rally
This is a call to action – a way you can make your voice heard! If you are tired of the power cuts; tired of the fuel queues; tired of the bad tags Nigeria has earned in recent times; tired of living in a 'headless' nation running around like a 'headless' chicken; if you are ready to take your life from them greedy politicians then Enough just has to be Enough! Then, you should be part of this rally if you can!

Did you know that, in Nigeria, young people are in the majority? Did you know that young people below 35 make up more than 70 per cent of the population? You know what that means? It means we have the power to actually make things happen! So, how come we are doing nothing about the many problems that have hit our nation in the past few months? Is it enough to make noise on Facebook, Twitter, websites, BBMs, blogs and others where no one is listening? How come it’s the Wole Soyinkas, the Femi Falanas and the Tunde Bakares that are fighting for us? Why do we allow ourselves to be branded as the do-nothing generation? The time to “siddon look” is over… Will you stand up and be counted? We have made our choice. We want our country back. And we must get it. It is time for our voices t o be heard, and heard loud and long.

This is a first-of-its-kind rally right there at the seat of power in Abuja . However, this rally is unique because it will be completely powered by young people – young professionals, young celebrities, students, activists and others. We want history to record that this was the point that the young people in Nigeria began to drive fear into the hearts of our leaders and began to make change happen.

It is going to be a MASSIVE rally of hundreds of young Nigerians from across the country saying #enoughisenough! We invite you to sign up to join this rally now if you are angry about what is happening in Nigeria.

Date: TUESDAY, 16 MARCH 2010

Venue:  EAGLE SQUARE, ABUJA                           Rally Time: 11AM

If you want to be part of this movement, register on now! The registration form is there, and further information and updates are there. To get any further information, send a mail to and

Even if you are unable to attend, we would appreciate your financial help (we have a budget of N1.4 million to cover transportation, water, banners, truck with music/public address system, and placards. We are looking for persons willing to donate a minimum of N5,000 to the EnoughisEnough project. If you require any clarifications please do not hesitate to get in touch: 0803 337 6685

This is our country; our duty; our future. Join this movement now!

Read Tolu Ogunlesi's articles about this and more on CNN and Next

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1 comment:

  1. Enough is indeed enough! All the best and kudos to the organizers and everyone that takes part.