Jack Dorsey, founder of social media platform, Twitter, has expressed support for the #EndSARS protests rocking the nation.
In a show of solidarity on Wednesday night, Dorsey retweeted links for donations to support the protesters on the streets of Nigeria through his handle @Jack to his 4.8 million followers
He tweeted, “#EndSARS. (Flag of Nigeria emoji).”
Dorsey also retweeted several articles that were favourable to the protests.
The Twitter founder shared a tweet by @Feministcoalition, a feminist group fighting against police brutality through peaceful protests and organising crowdfunding for the protests.
The tweet read in part, “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 https://donatebtc.feministcoalition2020.com.”
A Nigeria payment gateway platform, Flutterwave, which is led by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Tunde Lemo, had on Tuesday blocked the funding of the #EndSARS which had risen to N16.7m.
Lemo claimed the money was from questionable sources although reports had it that he made the move based on pressure from the CBN whose Governor, Godwin Emefiele, had been meeting with youths in a bid to quell the protests.
The alternative links for donation like the crypto currency shared by Twitter founder could ensure that the source of funding would not be blocked, and as at Wednesday, the money donated had reached N37m.
Meanwhile, Dorsey’s support for the protesters has been heavily criticised by a former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, who is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress.