Today marks exactly two years after the deaths at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos during the intense #EndSARS protest in Nigeria.
It is indeed a reminder of how Nigerian youths utilized the power of social media technology with external support of crypto funding to fight against police brutality which was becoming the norm.
It was a time where the lives of young Nigerians were cut short. It was the time where young hardworking persons were constantly been harassed, exploited, and imprisoned.
It is also a reminder to know that social media played and is playing a lifesaving role amplifying the voice of the oppressed to be heard.
Meanwhile on TechTouch series today, the Nigerian government is making sure that ads targeted at the Nigerian market must be produced in the country. According to the Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON), 75% of the content must be local.
There is the possibility of this policy leading to the creation of about 500,000 jobs annually. And it has been said to go into effect at the beginning of next year—a year all Nigerians are looking forward to—for a political, economic and innovative turnaround.
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By Elijah Christopher