Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has described the #RevolutionNow protests held recently in different parts of the state as ‘Child’s Play’.
Recall that prominent Nigerian activists including Omoyele Sowore, Agba Jalingo, Pelumi Olajengbesin, Olawale Bakare a.k.a Mandate, and others led the #RevolutionNow protest.
Reacting to the protest, Adesina said, “Well, was it really a protest? By my estimation, it just seemed like a child’s play because protests by their very nature are spontaneous things, mass things. These are just a sprinkle of people trying to be funny. As far as I am concerned, it is nothing to worry about.
“A revolution is always a mass thing not a sprinkle of young boys and girls you saw yesterday in different parts of the country. I think it was just a funny thing to call it a revolution protest.
“In a country of 200 million people and if you see a sprinkle of people saying they are doing a revolution, it was a child’s play.“Well, it will always matter because if you said it was a revolution, revolutions by definition are quite well known.
“Revolution is something that turns the normal order. What happened yesterday, would you call it a revolution? It was just an irritation, and some people want to cause an irritation in the country and what I will say is when things boil over, they boil over because you continue to heat them.
“When you see pockets of heating up in the country, eventually they culminate in a boiling over. So, Nigerians need to know that the country we get is what we use our hands to build.”Photo Credit: Twitter