Nigerians bash Femi Adesina for "go fight vandals" comment

Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity

The Presidency is having it hot. And one man who is definitely feeling the heat right now is Femi Adesina.

The media and publicity adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari incurred the wrath of Nigerians for suggesting to them that they should hold vandals responsible for the energy crisis the nation is facing.

Adesina who spoke during an interview on Channels TV on Sunday night and explained how Nigeria lost thousands of megawatts to sabotage of vandals, resulting in the power shortage Nigerians now face. “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 his comments and that of Minister of Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu. “I was not trained as a magician,” Kachikwu said 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.

Here are some responses to Adesina’s statement: