Vox Populi


      “What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met” –

David Levithan

Reconstruction Of Nigeria requires joint intensification. So, Monday morning, around 10am, Students of the Law Society, UNILAG gathered at the Law Annexe with their placards which displayed messages like ‘#BringBackOurGirls, ‘Real Men Don’t Buy Girls’.
Vox Populi which means ‘voice of the people’ was organised by the Law Student Society.
The turn out was impressive, students in their whites and black poured in. Led by the Law Student Society President, Vice president, PRO and the senate president of the faculty, from the law annexe, we proceeded to the ‘love garden’ very close to the senate buildings. Students chanted solidarity songs and ‘all we are saying, bring back our girls’. The media was present, from the electronic media, the television station TVC was around and also the print media took pictures. A number of students were also interviewed.
The message was clear, the Law student society and the students of the faculty, Firstly, is not ‘at war’ with the president of Nigeria or any government official. The Latin maxim ‘HOTIS HUMANI GENERIS was employed which means ‘Enemy Of Mankind’. Boko haram is an enemy of and to mankind, and we totally condemn and say NO to them.
Secondly, we demand for the release of our girls, the future leaders, the future of Nigeria should be released by these enemies of mankind. They have taken our mothers as captives, killed our fathers, now they want to lay siege on the future? No!!! We will not let it go just like that.
It may not mean anything to you, it may seem like a waste of time, or you may see it as a way to draw attention to ourselves.Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion,freedom of thought and expression. But it will be recorded in history, it will be a point of reference in our hearts, in the faculty, wherever the message gets to that we did not fold our hands and do nothing while the enemy of mankind oppressed us.
I conclude with this great quote by Dante:

    ‘The Darkest Part of hell are reserved for those who maintain neutrality in time of moral crisis.’

By Rachelle Ifeyinwa Azuka {400 Level}

    (For the Blog Committee)

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