Monday, March 28, 2016 11:10 am
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.”
— FrontLine Attorneys™ (@theLordCypha) March 28, 2016
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:
Femi Adesina is a big Goat
— Dedot (@Adedotun__) March 28, 2016
My take on this matter is that Femi Adesina, @FemAdesina needs a crash course in the art of refinement and gentility.
I saw the video!
— Temilolu Awonbiogbon (@temiloluwa14) March 28, 2016
Madness swings in this cabinet. The pendulum just swung to Femi Adesina's brain.
— I Am Enyene!!! (@ThaVincent) March 28, 2016
huhn? Femi Adesina didnt just say that….oh no! These guys just keep making insulting utterances. Must u even speak?
— #ClassicMan (@iamyomimosesfab) March 28, 2016
Ayekooto! Yoruba word for "people detest truth". Guys, Femi Adesina was only been sincere. *in doyin okupe's voice* cc @TVCconnect
— Social Media Driver (@realbrosjay) March 28, 2016
Femi Adesina yesterday confirmed that this current administration is packed with dumb people who ordinarily shouldn't be in governance
— Arizz (@de_Tailz) March 28, 2016
Femi Adesina analogy: if you want peace and no more bombings in Nigeria go enter sambisa and kill Boko haram https://t.co/9z4ZCupvrc
— Imranyelwa (@Yyelwa) March 28, 2016
From Trump to Kachukwu now to Femi Adesina, there's something that these people smoke these days
— Adeoluwa Adeleke (@Xieun) March 28, 2016
Seems like Femi Adesina & Garba Shehu are running shift.
— øℓaøℓûwa ™ (@mrolaoluwa) March 28, 2016
Femi Adesina, the truth is that you FUCKED UP in capital letters.
How could you have forgotten to mention GEJ? Don't you know how we roll?
— Lai Mohammed (@MohammedLies) March 28, 2016