A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, says the looting of a government warehouse in Abuja on Sunday, is an act that serves as a direct message to President Bola Tinubu regarding the perceived shortcomings of his administration’s economic policies.

Adegboruwa said this during an appearance on Channels Television’s breakfast show, The Morning Brief, on Monday. The human rights lawyer asserted that the widespread crisis of survival across the nation underscores the urgency for a review of current economic strategies.

Reflecting on the looting incident, he expressed disapproval, emphasizing the importance of creating an environment where lives and property can be secured. However, he termed the occurrence as a manifestation of frustration stemming from the perceived ineffectiveness of the present administration’s economic policies.

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“A truck bearing foodstuff was randomly attacked and looted,” Adegboruwa stated, noting, “It is a reflection of the fact that the economic policies of the present administration are not helping the people of the country, and of course, these occurrences showcase the frustration that people are going through.”

He went on to caution against the potential escalation of social unrest, remarking, “We pray that we don’t get to a position where the poor will rise up to be eating the rich. I think there is a message to the president and members of his economic team that there is a need to rejig the system in such a way that will allow for the survival of the majority of our people.”

Highlighting the removal of the petrol subsidy as a contributing factor to the hardship, the Senior Advocate pointed out its adverse effects on transportation, unemployment, and the cost of living. He therefore called for a comprehensive reassessment of economic policies to address the pressing needs of the majority of Nigerians.