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Afenifere issues directives to Nigerians over NLC protests against Tinubu-led Govt

Afenifere issues directives to Nigerians over NLC protests against Tinubu-led Govt

The leader of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation, Afenifere Chief Reuben Fasoranti has urged Nigerians not to join any protest against President Bola Tinubu’s administration due to current economic challenges.

He urged all to exercise patience and refrain from engaging in protests or actions that might escalate tensions.

A statement by Fasoranti made available by the National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Comrade Jare Ajayi, said the country is going through painful surgical solutions which will rescue it from total collapse and restoration to the path of glory.

He said: “As the National Leader of Afenifere, and leader of the Yoruba, I address all and sundry today with a deep understanding of the challenges facing our dear country at this critical time.


“The outcry over the hardship, hunger, and price hikes is not unexpected, yet 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 recognise that these economic measures, although difficult, are part of a larger strategy aimed at fostering long-term economic stability.

“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.

“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”.

Fasoranti pointed out the immediate impact of the economic reforms would always be challenging to everyone, adding that it would be crucial to give government necessary time to realise the intended benefits.

He said measures being taken by Federal Government, though painful in the short term, are designed to create a more sustainable economic environment that will benefit us all in the long run.

The Yoruba leader however called for collective understanding and resilience from every citizen as the nation navigated through the challenging times.

He urged Nigerians to trust in the government’s commitment to the welfare of the nation, calling for engagement in constructive dialogue and contribute positively to the ongoing economic reforms.

Fasoranti said: “It is important to note that the removal of fuel subsidies and the floating of the Naira was not undertaken lightly, as we all know the great damage done to our national prosperity through the nefarious activities of the agents of darkness within the oil and financial sectors.

“These measures by the Federal Government, though painful in the short term, are designed to create a more sustainable economic environment that will benefit us all in the long run. It requires collective understanding and resilience from every citizen as we navigate through these challenging times.

“We cannot afford a preference for the euthanasic approach of painless death of our nation, where we are propped up with loans and subsidies until a total collapse into a failed nation, while we have the opportunity of painful healing through treatment with multiple surgeries that will guarantee not just our survival, but restored health, vigour and thriving life. We must endure today’s hardship for tomorrow’s prosperity.

“I implore you to trust in the government’s commitment to the welfare of our nation. Let us engage in constructive dialogue and contribute positively to the ongoing economic reforms. Join me in appealing for unity and understanding among our people. Together, we can weather this storm and emerge stronger as a nation.

“I want to assure you as the Leader of Afenifere, that we are actively engaging with the government to address the concerns of our people. Let us remain steadfast, patient, and united in the face of these challenges, confident that our collective resilience will pave the way for a more prosperous future”.

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