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#EndSARProtest. Re-thinking Nigerian Youth and Government Policies

AfriHeritage Policy Working Paper

Author: Chinyere Okunna

African Heritage Institute2021, pp. 15

Young people, who comprise nearly 34 per cent of Nigeria's, population of over 200 million, are of central importance to its future. This paper examines the 2019 Nigerian National Youth Policy, and argues that #EndSARS was not only a protest against police violence, but 'a desperate reaction' to the long term failure of governments to 'make Nigeria a livable society in general, and to achieve genuine youth development in particular'.