The Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has dismissed the protest organised by the RevolutionNow Movement as “a child’s play”.
Adesina spoke in a Channel TV’s weekdays show, Sunrise Daily.
Adesina argued that the said protest cannot be categorised as revolution as it was carried out by “a sprinkle of people who were trying to be funny”.
“Well, was it really a protest? By my estimation, it just seemed like a child’s play because protests by their very nature are spontaneous things, mass things. These are just a sprinkle of people trying to be funny. As far as I am concerned, it is nothing to worry about.
“A revolution is always a mass thing, not a sprinkle of young boys and girls you saw yesterday in different parts of the country. I think it was just a funny thing to call it a revolution protest.
“In a country of 200 million people and if you see a sprinkle of people saying they are doing a revolution, it was a child’s play.
“Revolution is something that turns the normal order. What happened yesterday, would you call it a revolution? It was just an irritation, just an irritation and some people want to cause irritation in the country and what I will say is when things boil over, they boil over because you continue to heat them.
“When you see pockets of heating up in the country, eventually they culminate in boiling over. So, Nigerians need to know that the country we get is what we use our hands to build,” he said