The criticism of human rights activist Omoyele Sowore towards President Bola Tinubu’s initiative to provide N8,000 cash palliatives to 12 million Nigerians over a span of six months. President Tinubu proposed this program to mitigate the impact of fuel subsidy removal and sought approval from the National Assembly for its implementation.
Sowore expressed his dissatisfaction with the initiative and referred to Tinubu’s administration as a government of “renewed shege” (a term that implies incompetence or deceit). He took to Twitter to criticize the plan, stating that providing N8,000 over six months amounts to only N53 per day. Sowore believes that such a small amount demonstrates a lack of consideration and regard for the welfare of Nigerians.
The activist’s tweet suggests that he views the palliative program as insufficient and that it reflects a lack of understanding or concern for the needs of the population. He concludes his message with the hashtag #Revolutionnow, indicating his ongoing advocacy for significant change and transformation in Nigeria.