Nigerians blast presidential aide over recent comment
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President has come under attack for performing his image branding role.
Adesina who made an appearance on Raypower Abuja on Friday, July 8, 2016, said that "only few Nigerians" are complaining about Nigeria's economic situation.
"Yes, you need to give me the statistics of those complaining. We [government officials] are in the midst of the people and we can feel the pulse of the people.
“I maintain that the people who are complaining are in the minority. I can tell you that the support base of this government is still enormous. Yes, we know some people are complaining but, they are still in the minority,” Adesina said.
Irked by Adesina's comment, some Nigerians took to social media throwing tantrums at him.
Similarly, Dele Sobowale, a popularly public affairs analyst dismissed Adesina’s comments calling him a victim of "Aso Rock Sickess." He condemned Adesina for his "elitist comment" and decried the widespread poverty, starvation, and desperation among ordinary Nigerians.
Sobowale warned that if something urgent is not done to address the looming famine, that parents would start eating their children for food.
Meanwhile, in a recent interview published by Premium Times, Adesina said Buhari still creates time for his grandchildren, who enjoy jumping on him.
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