Afenifere Calls for Alternative Solutions, Advises Yorubas Against Participating in Protests


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Afenifere, pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, has urged Yorubas not to participate in protests over economic hardship.

On February 16, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) announced plans to embark on a two-day strike to protest the economic hardship being faced by Nigerians.

The two-day warning protest would be held on February 27 and 28.

Residents of Kano, Ogun, Niger, Sokoto and Osun states have also staged protests over the rising cost of living in Nigeria.

In a statement on Sunday, Reuben Fasoranti, chairman of Afenifere elders caucus, urged Nigerians to be understanding.

While acknowledging the hardship being faced by Nigerians, Fasoranti said the economic measures taken by the federal government, though difficult, are aimed at bringing prosperity to the country.

He asked Nigerians to be patient with the federal government, adding that the current administration is striving to address the root causes of the economic challenges.

“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 said.

“The outcry over the hardship, hunger, and price hikes is not unexpected. However, 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 restoring economic prosperity and stability to Nigeria.

“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.”

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