Through the blood of its daughters and sons.

Nigeria is in the rank of nations that got true independence through the blood of its daughters and sons.

The sacrifices of those people killed at Lekki Toll Gate are great. Nothing compares to it. Some of us have been victimised and are ready to sacrifice more for the redemption of our land, but nothing compares to the ultimate price paid by these. These are named and unnamed patriots.

I belong to a generation that will pull off the miracle. Some of us draw inspiration from those who have succeeded and died in the struggle for a better society. Now, we have witnessed these murders with our eyes and understand what it feels like. To the best of my abilities, I will not allow those blood sacrifices to be in vain.

I won’t give up on my country.

We have saved too much to give it all up. It is not over. The land, sky, air, and waters. All belongs to us. I will not give it away. We have invested. We will not move. Blood has been spilt, and it is too late to give up.

May the murdered young, innocent and unarmed people’s souls rest in peace.

Ojo, Aderemi

Ibadan, Nigeria.



Ojo, Aderemi is a Historian, teacher, public speaker, writer, politician, and community organiser. He was trained at the University of Ibadan and was President of the Students Union.

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