Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, Backs #EndSARS Protests, Encourages Donations

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, has backed the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria.

The American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist retweeted links for donations in several tweets found to be favourable to the protests through his handle @Jack.

Dorsey, who also owns and runs Square, a financial payments company, shared a tweet by @Feministcoalition, a feminist group fighting against police brutality through peaceful protests.

“How to donate: 1) Bank transfers (Naira) 9951243245 Providus Bank Wallets. Africa-Wine and Whine Nigeria

“(2) You can also donate to us using a BTC Pay Server; a free, secure, and censorship-resistant platform.

“Visit the link below to donate,” the tweet read in part.

Meanwhile, a former presidential aspirant in Nigeria, Adamu Garba, has threatened the Twitter CEO with lawsuit over his support for the #EndSARS protests.

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Garba, who is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in a series of tweets said, “Dear @jack. It’ll do you a lot more good if you stay away from Nigerian Politics. You should know that the so-called #EndSARS protest have transformed into political agitation, capable of breaking law & order in our country. You should not be a moral and financial sponsor to this.

“This is Nigeria; most of the demands initially presented were attended to by the responsible authorities. SARS no longer exists in this country. Your support for a disbanded entity was a needless interference. We cannot allow killings again in Nigeria in the name of protests.

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“I understand that this may play well to your business, you have more content, more people and more activity on your platform, but to us is about life, peace and security of our dear country, we cannot allow you to be part of the people sponsoring disorder. We need peace and prosperity.

“I can see you are even sharing a link for people to donate money for this protest, an event capable of escalation beyond our already overstretched security management. If this protest continues to evolve into disorder (hopefully not) as a Nigerian citizen, we’ll meet in court.”

However, many on Twitter lambasted Adamu for his position, insisting that he should count himself lucky that Dorsey, who is the ‘landlord’ of Twitter, had allowed him to continue using the platform.

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The words, ‘landlord’, ‘Adamu’ and ‘Jack’ have been trending on Twitter for the last three hours.

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