Thousands of Nigerians have taken to the streets in a nationwide protest against stagnant economic growth and the lack of action by president Muhammadu Buhari, who by the way is enjoying watching channels TV in London in an extended medical leave.
The West African country slipped into recession in 2016 and inflation hits 18.55%. Nigeria’s economy has been hit by low oil prices and in the two and a half years.
This is what Nigerians are saying
Nigeria’s acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo said government has heard the #IStandWithNigeria Protests
Prof Yemi Osinbajo also fired a series of tweets in response
The #IStandwithNigeria protest was organised by a coalition of activists calling themselves Enough is Enough Nigeria originally headed up by popular Nigerian musician Innocent Idibia better known as 2Face—but Idibia pulled out of the march on Sunday, citing security concerns
Muhammadu Buhari who became President in 2015 is a former army general who led a coup against an elected government, Buhari led the country from January 1984 until August 1985. When he came into power he was seen by some sectors of the Nigerian society as incorruptible disciplinarian.
Two years later, has the “converted democrat” lived up to the exceptions? Your guess is as good as mine
By Ntsoaki Shoeshoe Qhu