The CEO of microblogging platform, Twitter, Jack Patrick Dorsey, has lend his support to the current protest in Nigeria to bring to an end the injustice of SARS and police officers.
Jack, in a tweet on Wednesday, enjoined all those who share the same belief with him, to make financial donations through bitcoin to aid the cause of the protest.
His support is one among the many supports, the protest has garnered from various institutions, groups and celebrities from different parts of the world.
It came as a result of a protest, that has metamorphosed with hashtags constantly changing as it started when young able Nigerians took to the streets to protest the injustice, exploitation and brutality that SARS officers have subjected them to.
The ongoing protest impelled the Police Inspector-General to disband the corrupt subunit of the police.
Aftermath of the dissolution of the unit, the IGP announced a new unit called SWAT, just two days after the SARS dissolution, it was seen as a replacement for SARS, and this wasn’t acceptable by the people.
This resulted to a fresh protest with protesters calling the dissolution of the new unit, SWAT because according to the protesters, they don’t understand why SWAT has to replace SARS so quickly.
No Increase In Petrol Pump Price In March – NNPC Assures Nigerians
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has debunked earlier reports that there will be an addition in the pump price of petrol in this month, March, 2021.
Dr. Kennie Obateru, the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, in a press release, informed that the Corporation was even thinking of any increment in the price of petrol in March in order not to destabilise the current talks with organized labour and other stakeholders on an viable framework that will stop any hardship to the ordinary Nigerian.
Obateru, also warn petroleum products marketers not to be involved in an arbitrary price increase or start hoarding of petrol product so as to create unnatural scarcity and thereby generating unnecessary hardship for Nigerians.
The Corporation further assured Nigerians that it has adequate stock of petrol to keep the nation for over more than a month and advised motorists and petrol users to avoid panic buying.
It also solicit relevant the authorities in charge of petrol regulations to check of the activities of petrol marketers and immediately sanction those who involved in products hoarding or arbitrary increase of pump price for their selfish gain.