Genevieve Nnaji Opens Up On Her Family Experience With SARS
Since the #EndSars fights started, Nollywood’s popular actress, Genevieve Nnaji has not stayed silent. While she has not made any physical trip anyplace that the protest is holding, she has ensured her voice was boisterous enough and heard through her social media platforms.
First to feel her fierceness is the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesome Wike who cautioned against any type of dissent in his State. Next was President Muhhamadu Buhari, to whom she composed an open letter which she posted on her Instagram page.
In the five passage letter, Genevieve gave a record of how she came to know about SARS and their antagonistic strategies through a member of the her family. “My niece was confronted by SARS for carrying a Personal Computer; her own PC. She was smacked over the face for essentially inquiring as to why her PC was being seized. At just 13, she needed to face Police brutality. Grumblings about the incident was made by the family but nothing came out of it. Nobody is saved and we are completely influenced,” she wrote.
To the President, she continues, “Mr. President, this is the current state of your country. The stability of a nation is largely dependent on leadership. And every head of house has one chance to build their legacy. Sir, you have had two. What our country is today is a reflection of your leadership, your legacy. I’m getting weary and tired of being optimistic about change but even then I can’t complain. I am one of the privileged few but that doesn’t mean that I get to give up now”