You’ve heard of occupy Houston, occupy Wall Street, and occupy Washington, DC but have you heard of Occupy Nigeria?

Apparently, in Houston’s large Nigerian community they’re coming together to stand against what they call corruption in their homeland.

An event is planned for this Saturday in Houston.  Take a read of the press release below and how Nigerians are coming together in Houston:

The OccupyNigeria in Houston movement embodies the outcry of the diaspora in solidarity with our brothers and sisters back home. The OccupyNigeria Movement in Houston does not only frown upon the recent developments regarding the fuel subsidy, but also the following issues:

– Incompetent and impotent government failing to protect its own citizens
– Corruption
– Lack of infrastructure: Healthcare, Roads, Schools
– Lack of swift action against Terrorist Groups such as Boko Haram
– Uniting all Ethnic Groups, We are all Nigerians.

The group aims at provoking change while supporting our people back home.
This is a chance for voices to be heard in solidarity with our own people, if we dont care now, who do you think will?

ATTENTION TO ALL NIGERIANS IN HOUSTON, TEXAS!!!! #OccupyNigeria – The Movement has started.. HOUSTON peaceful protest has been scheduled for Saturday Jan 14th from 2pm-6pm @ AFRICAN BUSINESS DISTRICT – 9817 BISSONNET ST(in the fingerlicking complex)….Bring your signs, slogans, and flags if you can…PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!




  1. A Houston Citizen January 13, 2012 5:51 pm 

    I’ve been watching these Occupy pop up like the little rodents in a Whac-A-Mole game machine, and I honestly find them annoying. Now, I’m all for speaking what’s on the minds of the people, but there’s got to be another non-traffic causing way…but, that’s just me.

    • Ivy January 14, 2012 8:55 pm 

      To A Houston Citizen…

      Yes, perhaps the name of the protesting cause might suggest from your perspective that this is just another reason for people to shout. Some sort of cliche, right? However, the issues that the Nigerian people are dealing with is VERY real…and life threatening to the society.

      From the threats of religious persecution, to unjust fuel subsidy mandates, the nation of Nigeria (the most populous nation in all of Africa) is going through some very dark times. We cannot wait until tomorrow to start paying attention, or raise our voices against negative forces. I commend the civilians of Nigeria and the diaspora for standing up for their beliefs today. The same way that I commend any movement that seeks to expand its message to the world in a positive, educational manner.

      Ivy O.

      p.s. The sacrifice of life, blood, food and water continues to happen at this VERY moment in Nigeria. What we marched for today shows our support for our brothers and sisters overseas, but does not even begin to compare to the reality that they are facing right now. I bet you that they’d wish to have the right to free protest and pray without any threat on their lives at any moment. I know that there was turbulence with Occupy Wall Street…but what is happening over there is too, too much. This is why so many Nigerians appreciate and admire America so much. What a great nation to be free to express thy self.

      • A Houston Citizen January 15, 2012 2:59 am 

        I completely understand where you’re coming from, Ivy. I know of the terrors happening in Nigeria, and I have never suggested that the Nigerians shouldn’t have done it. And, I think you did the right thing for going. It’s just that there’s thousands of “Occupy” protests popping up recently, and from what I have seen and read on the news, those others, they’re just protesting just to protest and nothing more.
        I too commend the Nigerians for standing up against their government, but the only things I wish would have happened is if they would’ve taken it to, say, the roof of a building near a government building, and that they give it a different name. There’s already been Occupy Wall Street, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Houston, Oakland, Morocco, London, Syria, Libya, when, and where, does it end?

        I mean no offence, but why couldn’t it have been called the “Nigeria For The Cause Movement” or “Peace For Nigeria Movement,” or something like that?

        With the same regards,
        A Houston Civilian

        I can honestly say I am not an activist. I don’t go out for causes, but if I did, it’d be for the cause of bringing America back to the way it was. These days, we can’t do anything without a group coming at us, forcing us to degrade ourselves for it. I mean, our president *bowed* to a country’s ruler. But, all in all, you are right, America is a great nation to express thyself. God bless it.

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