The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, is receiving backlash on Twitter over his comments revolving around the #RevolutionNow protests yesterday.
Speaking on Channels Television Sunrise Daily on Thursday, August 6, 2020, Femi Adesina said that the protests held in different parts of the nation yesterday were mere child’s play and an irritation.
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.”
When asked if it was right for the presidency to talk down on young Nigerians for protesting, Adesina insisted that the protests were irritating and that he had a right to his own opinion.
“In a country of 200 million people and if you see a sprinkle of people saying they are doing a revolution, it’s a child’s play”, he stated.
Twitter users have posted comments in response to his negative words. See the tweets below.
Femi Adesina can make all the noise because he knows the youth will sit at home watch him on TV and latter come to Twitter to rant but will never dare come out for protest.
— UndisputeDChampioN (@JohnAshas) August 6, 2020
Femi Adesina is justifying police, army, and DSS attacking and molesting protesters. Ki Olorun ma fi ounje wa si ibi to ha
— AuxanoSparkles (@Adegboyega__) August 6, 2020
Watching Femi Adesina speak can ruin your entire mood for the day.
— Ozor Isaac (@Batiago99) August 6, 2020
Femi Adesina no get shame but na normal thing. He that pays the Piper dictates the tune.
— Adejumo Kabir A. (@AdejumoKabir2) August 6, 2020
Tope Akinyola schooling Femi Adesina on channels, is so disgraceful when you try to defend this government, I think is an easier job defending Hushpuppi
— Nathan (@Nathanielc17) August 6, 2020
Femi Adesina does not know there’s is life beyond 2023. Posterity will judge him harshly.
— 🌴Your Destiny Helper®🕊🌴 (@AyanfeOfGod) August 6, 2020
— SAPIOSEXUAL (@Mazimum_) August 6, 2020
People like Femi adesina and oshiomhole have taught me something about the human nature. A man is truly not who he is until he begins to dine with the oppressors in power. Is his ideology as a good man compromised ? Does he stand up and walk away and refused to be part of them
— Alpha D (@SAINTDENIX) August 6, 2020
The reason why Femi Adesina speaks the way he does is bcos he can't bite the hand that feeds him. Nigerians did not come out in mass not because there's no problem but because you can't protest safely. You might end up dead by same suffering security personnel. @sunrisedailynow
— Proflanky (@Proflanky) August 6, 2020
Femi Adesina is known to talk with alot of arrogant, I'm surprised if a public servant is making such statement on a national TV. https://t.co/HaEiNiKp8Y
— Oluwa Samuel (@oluwa_samuel) August 6, 2020
Femi Adesina always talk like someone that doesn't have home training. I wonder what he will be teaching his children
— Samuel. A 💖💖💖 (@MakinzSam) August 6, 2020
Femi Adesina a once bright and Intelligent man has been soo ridiculed by Buhari's Govt.
Same with Osibanjo, our once revered Prof.
Buhari's Incompetency is really a curse to this Nation!!!
— Mario (@SankaraofNaija) August 6, 2020
The #RevolutionNow protest was a distraction & carried out by irritants – Femi Adesina on Channels TV
Nigerians are protesting insecurity, unemployment & corruption & you call them a distraction & irritants?
Was Buhari an irritant when he protested against Jonathan govt?
— Miz Cazorla (@MizCazorla1) August 6, 2020
Dear Lord, i am pleading for the 1000th time, anything that we have done in past or in the future that makes us deserve People like Buhari and Femi Adesina, pls forgive us nah.😢
Are we not your children again?
Just listen to what this man is saying on National T.V.😭😭
— Oloye Ayo Gbadebo (@holudaray) August 6, 2020
In as much as the US warning about ISIS penetrating Nigeria is enough to cause panic, nothing is more worrisome than seeing Femi Adesina on Sun Rise Daily this morning talking energetically about RevolutionNow protesters and nothing about insecurity.
— Ali Faagba (@contentmints) August 6, 2020
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