Founder and Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, has commemorated with youths on the first anniversary of the shooting of protesters at Lekki Toll Gate during the October 2020 #EndSARS protests.
The clergy, via his Instagram page on Wednesday, urged Nigerian youths to keep pressing forward in their fight for a better future for the country and continent at large.
“Dear young Nigerian, we adults will not hold the stage forever, you own the future. Keep moving to fulfill the dream of a Nigeria and Africa that empower all without discrimination, creating political, economic, and cultural development. Your efforts will not be in vain, ” he wrote.
In his post, Adeyemi also advised the older generation of leaders to set aside prejudices, and create an atmosphere where potentials can be allowed to flourish.
“Those of us in the older generation need to think ahead about our legacy,” he said. “Africans have suffered a lot through history. We have a duty to rise above prejudice and selfishness, to create an environment where potential can flourish, and where leadership is accountable and poised for service.”
Pastor Sam Adeyemi was one of the notable voices in support of the #EndSARS protests which rocked several states in Nigeria and some parts of the world last year.
He, alongside others like, musicians Burna Boy, Davido, and Falz; comedians, Mr Macaroni and Taaoma; and activist, Aisha Yesufu, was sued in November 2020 as vocal supporters of the #EndSARS protests.