To prevent potential protests by enraged Nigerians, former senator Shehu Sani of Kaduna has recommended that President Bola Tinubu’s administration focus on properly managing economic issues.

The former federal lawmaker claims that this kind of protest is unannounced, in contrast to those of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress.

Sani gave this advice on Friday via his X account following a verbal battle between the federal government and the NLC following the latter’s cancellation of its two-day warning protest.


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The federal government told the Labour Union representatives to wait to run for president until 2027 and ruled the protest to be improper.

In response, the NLC stated that Tinubu needed to address the problems with hunger, unemployment, and inflation that are hurting the economy and that no one was pursuing his position.

Sani responded to this development by saying that the most heinous demonstrations are not those coordinated by trade unions or civil society organizations, which provide notice before embarking on a strike; rather, they are coordinated by the destitute, jobless, and hungry who have nothing to lose.

He wrote, “The most dreadful protests are not the controlled ones organised by the Labour Unions, the organised civil society or the opposition parties.

“The protests this country should work hard to avert are the organic ones led by the hungry, the homeless, the unemployed, the downtrodden, and the dregs of the streets; this kind of protest doesn’t come with notice of date of commencement or date of suspension, this protest is the kind led by people who have nothing to lose but their shackles; this is the kind of protest the Government and nation must avoid.”