A HOPEful message #EndSars

Letter to the HOPE community

Hello,

Good day.

The past few weeks have been a rollercoaster for us as citizens of Nigeria.

It’s only fair that I ask how you’re doing amidst all this.  How are you and hope you are keeping safe?

In the past two weeks, we have seen ourselves collectively swing between hope and despair.

While it’s easier to hold on to despair, erase the past from our minds and move on with the future while planning for a means of ‘escape’ if you will permit, can I play devil’s advocate and preach hope?

Hope is within you. Just like love, faith and resilience.

They are within you, and nobody has the power to snuff it out except you give them the power.

So in this message, I want to remind you that you’re strong enough to hold on to hope despite the circumstances.

The doggedness that has brought us this far is still strong enough to take us further.

Like never before we stood together as one Nigeria; with one culture, one religion, and one tribe for one hope.

What I have seen in the past few weeks is hope to me.

So, believe it and hold on tightly to it. Give no one the power to snuff out the light of your hope.

Stay safe (mind & body) and stay HOPEful.

Remi Ademiju,

Executive Director

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