#EndSARS: How Feminist Coalition Reveals Plans With N147.8m Donations

#EndSARS: How Feminist Coalition Reveals Plans With N147.8m Donations
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Before the Lekki toll gate massacre on the 20 Oct. 2020 the Feminist Coalition, the leading supporters of the #EndSARS campaign, has announced that it was able to raise a total of ₦147,855,788.28 in cash from donors to the #EndSARS campaign just as the group urges all financial supporters of the campaign to stop sending funds to the group.

The not-for-profit group disclosed this in a statement published on its Twitter page, the statement is titled‘ A Statement from the Feminist Coalition’, and it was signed by 14 members of the group, namely: Damilola Odufuwa; Odunayo Eweniyi; Layo Ogunbanwo; Ozzy Etomi; Ire Aderinokun; Fakhrriyyah Hashim; Oluwaseun Osowobi; Jola Ayeye; Laila Johnson-Salami; Karo Omu; Obiageli Alintah; Tito Ovia; Kiki Mordi and FK Abudu.

The group statement reads:

The Feminist Coalition condemns every form of violence and believes that no Nigerian life is worth losing to senseless violence. We are young Nigerians with hopes, dreams, and aspirations for our country. This means we need to stay alive to pursue our dreams to build the future.

The past two weeks have been tough for many Nigerians, most especially the last two days. Many lives have been lost and properties destroyed at the height of what started as peaceful marches for the end to police brutality. The Feminist Coalition condoles with every Nigerian mother, father, son, daughter who has lost a loved one in these trying times. These Nigerians share the same vision for a better country as we all do and should be duly recognized as heroes.

We are merchants of hope. Our priority is always the welfare and safety of the Nigerian youth. Following the President’s address, we hereby encourage all young Nigerians to stay safe, stay home, and observe the mandated curfew in your state. The Feminist Coalition has made a decision to henceforth stop all donation inflows for the #EndSARS peaceful protest. The rest of the donations will go towards funding medical emergencies, legal aid for wrongfully detained citizens, and relief for victims of police brutality and families of the deceased.

Here is a summary of the total funds we received and disbursed (in Naira) over the past 14 days:

  • Total received = N147,855,788.28 (includes donations in USD, CAD, GBP, EUR, GHS, KES, and BTC)
  • Total disbursed = N60,403,235.00
  • Total left = N87,452,553.28
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The remaining funds will be channeled through the following initiatives/organizations:

  • EndSARSresponse (Medical) – N20,114,087.25
  • The Legal Aid Network – N15,741,459.59 3.
  • Relief for victims of police brutality and families of the deceased N40,228,174.51
  • Memorial for the Fallen – N5,247,153.197 5.
  • #EndSARSMental Health Support – N6,121,678.73

We wish to emphasize that we will no longer be accepting donations for #EndSARS going forward. The Feminist Coalition remains committed to its core mandate, which is, championing the advancement of the Nigerian woman. We hope everyone will extend the same support we have received in the past two weeks towards pursuing this mandate”

 


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