Adesina under fire over ‘go fight vandals’ comment

Adesina under fire over ‘go fight vandals’ comment

Monday, March 28, 2016 11:10 am

Femi Adesina: incurs the wrath of Nigerians

Femi Adesina: incurs the wrath of Nigerians

Mr Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s media and publicity adviser has incurred the wrath of Nigerians for suggesting to them that they should hold vandals responsible for the energy crisis the nation is facing.

Adesina spoke  in an interview on Channels TV on Sunday night and explained how Nigeria lost thousands of megawatts via the sabotage of vandals, resulting in the power shortage Nigerians now face.

And in a bid to stave off blame from the government he said: “If you are crying that you are in darkness, go and fight vandals.”

The comment did not resonate well with Nigerians, who have drawn similarity between it and Minister of Petroleum Ibe Kachikwu’s ” I was not trained as a magician”. Kachikwu spoke last week when confronted with the lingering fuel scarcity, which he said may not be solved until May. Kachikwu had some days earlier said the scarcity would disappear in 48 hours.

Adesina tried to rationalise unprecedented power outage, since Minister Raji Fashola increased the power tariff, astronomically. Probably, many Nigerians in darkness did not watch the interview Sunday night. But this morning, a clip of it hit the cyber waves.

Within hours, Femi Adesina became the hottest topic on Twitter, with some sympathetic posts saying he was brutal with truth.

Here are some of the Tweets about his Channels TV statement:

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  • Mickey says:

    Useless govt. What’s the problem with Aso rock. Do people throw away their brains and sense of sympathy once they get into Aso rock. OMG

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