Senate President Godswill Akpabio has asserted that the ongoing protests against the current economic hardships in the country are being sponsored by unidentified entities.
Akpabio made these remarks during a plenary session held in the House on February 20, where he addressed concerns regarding the economic challenges facing Nigerians.
He stated, “You can see a lot of sponsored protests here and there. Most of those sponsored protests are not aware of the kind of efforts being made by this Senate to tackle the situation. There is no father that wants to see his child sleep in the night without food, with their stomach grumbling. So we must provide.”
Akpabio’s comments reflect the Senate’s acknowledgment of the public outcry over economic difficulties but also imply skepticism regarding the authenticity of some protests.
The Senate President’s statements come amidst growing discontent and demonstrations across the country, with citizens expressing frustration over rising costs of living, unemployment, and other economic challenges.
While Akpabio’s remarks highlight the Senate’s efforts to address the situation, they also raise questions about the nature and motives behind the protests and the broader discourse surrounding Nigeria’s economic landscape.