The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says the looting of warehouses and shops by hoodlums were not necessarily caused by poverty but greed.
Adesina who disclosed this in an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, insisted that the looting spree which occurred in days after the #EndSARS protest was propelled by greed and criminality.
He said he completely disagrees with the idea that the pandemonium which accompanied the #EndSARS protests is a true reflection of the people’s hunger and anger.
“I wouldn’t agree completely with that (that the looters are hungry) because criminality is criminality, would you justify armed robbery because the man was poor?
“Just as you can’t justify armed robbery because a man was poor and then he took a gun to rob another person. You can’t also justify the lootings that are going on. It is pure criminality.
“It is not everybody engaged in that looting that is hungry, that is the truth. It is pure greed and criminality,” Adesina said.
He added that a situation was created for anarchy in the country and this created room for criminality and looting.
Adesina insisted that the looters are not necessarily hungry and angry they took advantage of the breakdown of law and order.
The President’s spokesman said further that, “Criminality will always be criminality and mere anarchy promotes criminality. What has happened in the last two or three weeks led to what has happened now. If there was cohesion and tranquillity in society, this wouldn’t happen.
“Therefore, it was a corollary to the mere anarchic situation that came on the country because of the protests. If you didn’t have people burning police stations, killing policemen, burning private and public property, you wouldn’t have this spate of looting.”
Ex – Nigerian And Biafran Soldier Col Nwobosi Passes On At 82
A former Nigerian and Biafran soldier, Col. Emmanuel Nworah Nwobosi, passed on
The elder statesman died at the age of 82 on Tuesday.
Col Nwobosi was formally Captain in the Nigerian Army, and Colonel in the defunct Biafran Army, as well as Chief of Staff to the late Biafran leader, General Emeka Ojukwu.
He died on Tuesday at his Obosi in Idemili North Local Government of Anambra State, his country home.
Hon. Emmanuel Nwobosi (jnr) on behalf of the family, said that the patriarch died after a brief illness associated with old age.
He said further that the family will give details of his funeral arrangement later.
“Yes, my father, Col Emma Nworah Nwobosi, is dead. He died today (Tuesday) after a brief illness, reasonably associated with old age,” he said, according to the Sun.
Buhari Seeks Senate Approval To Confirm Yakubu As INEC Chairman
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate seeking approval for the confirmation of Professor Mahmoud Yakubu for a second term in office as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The President letter which was read by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawal at the floor of the Senate Today, would give the INEC chairman second term in office, if confirmed.
President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier reappointed Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five-year term.
This reappointment was revealed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari nominates Prof Yakubu as INEC chairman for a second term in office’.
Breaking: Ondo Deputy Speaker, Iroju impeached Over Gross Misconduct
Globaltimesnigeria reports that Ondo state house of Assembly has impeached the deputy speaker, Hon. Iroju Ogundeji.
He was removed over alleged gross misconduct which has brought disrepute to the hallowed chamber
He was immediately replaced by Hon. Aderoboye.
Iroju representing Odigbo constituency 2 was impeached following the house resolutions led by the speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oloyelogun.
Twenty lawmakers signed the impeachment.
Following the reconstitution of the House, Hon. Tomide Akinribido has been removed as the minority leader and replaced by Hon. Festus Akingbaso from PDP while Hon. Ogunmolasuyi is the new majority leader.
Hon.Taofeek Oladele is now the new chief whip in replacement of Adeyemi Olayemi.
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