Genevieve Nnaji, a Nollywood actress, has pleaded with the Feminist Coalition to reconsider its decision to stop receiving donations aimed at supporting #EndSARS protesters.
The group, which has been offering administrative support to the #EndSARS protests, had earlier announced that it would no longer accept donations for the campaign against police brutality.
It had also urged other protesters to leave the streets following President Muhammadu Buhari’s address on Thursday to prevent further violence.
But in a post on Friday, the actress said sustaining such an initiative is imperative to meet the financial needs of several Nigerians amid the issues trailing the movement.
Nnaji also said that the reality in the country has shown that citizens can no longer depend on government for survival.
She commended the group for its heroics during the heat of the #EndSARS campaign, while also promising to keep donating to support Nigerians.
“God bless you for all your hardwork ladies. But please don’t stop. I’m tired of people dying because they can’t pay before service at hospitals,” she wrote on Twitter.
God bless you for all your hardwork ladies❤️. But pls don’t stop🙏🏾. I’m tired of people dying because they can’t pay before service at hospitals. Bail money will be crucial now more than ever. I want to keep donating for it is clear our lives and well-being are in our own hands. https://t.co/GoofsF0TDL
— Genevieve Nnaji MFR (@GenevieveNnaji1) October 23, 2020
“Bail money will be crucial now more than ever. I want to keep donating for it is clear our lives and well-being are in our own hands.”
The group had on Friday revealed that it received N147,855,788 donations and spent N60,403,235 over the past 14 days while the protests lasted.
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