The Buhari presidency has told musician, Tuface and all those who wish to join his organized protest on Monday, February 6 and Tuesday, February 7, 2017, that they are free to do so.
“This administration will not prevent Nigerians from expressing themselves in peaceful protests”, said Laolu Akande, a presidential spokesperson assigned to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. “It is a fundamental right of the people”.
Akande expressed government position a day after the police commissioner in Lagos, Fatai Owoseni said the police would disallow the protest on grounds that it could be hijacked by hoodlums and it is illegal.
Akande went further to question the logic behind the protest, judging by the efforts by the Buhari administration to invest in the welfare of the people.
“No govt has ever laid out the kind of Social Investment Programme the Buhari govt is now running across the nation, that will touch millions”, Akande tweeted Friday.
The Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had described the planned protest as mere jealousy. (NAN)