CONNECTING THE DOTS: USING TECHNOLOGY TO SHAPE SOCIAL JUSTICE IN NIGERIA
“In a fast-growing world where technology has become an essential part of the human life and activity, Esther shows an example of how tech can be used to shape the society for justice and the greater good.” – Editor’s note.
Guest Writer: Esther Agbarakwe
As the world’s population continue to increase, so is the population of young people, the largest in human history. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous and biggest economy has seen the growth in the number of young people as an opportunity and a challenge.
Technology continues to shape this opportunity, providing young people with inspiration and knowledge to shape their future. In 2012, the Occupy Nigeria movement was birthed; the same year we experienced the biggest flood disaster in Nigerian history in more than 40 years. The Occupy Nigeria was a socio-political protest movement that began on Monday, 2 January 2012 in response to the fuel subsidy removal by the federal government of the current President – Dr. Goodluck Jonathan (GCFR). This movement was inspired by young Nigerians and shaped by technology – social media.