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Afenifere urges Yorubas against participating in protests and rallies

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has appealed to Yorubas not to participate in the protest or rally being organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) scheduled for February 27 and 28.

Last week, the organized labour had announced plans to go on a two-day strike to protest the current economic hardship being faced by Nigerians. 

In a statement released on Sunday, February 25, Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti, asked Nigerians to be patient with President Tinubu as he is working to resolve the challenges he inherited when he “assumed office in May 2023.”

“As a responsible leader, I appeal to every Yoruba man and woman, young and old, and our fellow citizens across the nationalities, to exercise patience and refrain from engaging in protests or actions that may escalate tensions.

The outcry over the hardship, hunger, and price hikes is not unexpected. However, we must come to terms with the realities of our national challenges, which the present administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is striving to resolve. 

While acknowledging the hardships faced by our people, it is important to recognize that these economic measures, although difficult, are part of a larger strategy aimed at restoring economic prosperity and stability to Nigeria.

The government’s commitment to implementing these measures is a testament to its dedication to addressing the root causes of our economic challenges, inherited from the ills of the previous years.” he said

He also called on Nigerians to be patient with the current administration, admitting that the impact of Tinubu’s economic reforms is challenging to everyone. According to the elder statesman, Nigerians should trust the government’s commitment to the welfare of the citizens.