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Seyi Law writes Tinubu, urges president to solve hunger, terrorism

Nigerian comedian and Nollywood actor Lawrence Oluwaseyitan Aletile, popularly known as Seyi Law, has called on President Bola Tinubu to put in place measures that will solve the hunger, insecurity, and inability of Nigerians to afford basic amenities. 

Seyi Law, in an open letter to the president, posted on his X handle on Monday, noted that he is “yet to see a fully implemented plan in the short term” by the Tinubu-led administration to mitigate the difficulties faced by Nigerians.

The seasoned comedian, who has come under severe backlash from Nigerians in recent times over his support for Tinubu, noted that Nigerians may take to the streets in protest of the hardship being experienced.

Chronicle NG reports that Seyi Law became the center of criticism on Sunday, February 19, 2023, for drumming support for Tinubu’s administration.

Alluding to the story of Moses in the Holy Bible, Seyi Law noted that “I would rather stay with Moses through the wilderness to Canaan than eat meat and drink wine in slavery in Egypt at the expense of my children’s future.”

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Speaking on the removal of fuel subsidies, Seyi Law noted that “there are certain things that I expected would be quickly fixed to mitigate the impact of the fuel subsidy removal.”

Seyi Law’s letter reads, “I know you’re not new to the complexity of governance in Nigeria, and I truly hope you’re feeling the pulse of the nation at this point.

“I am one of your ardent supporters, and I won’t hesitate to be one of your critics when necessary.

“Sir, may I cast your mind back to 2012, when your party was able to convince Nigerians who had just had a beautiful Yuletide celebration to take over the street in protest of the removal of subsidies on fuel?

“It was such a turning point for Jonathan’s administration and ushered in President Muhammadu Buhari. It might interest you to know that I wasn’t one of the Nigerians convinced then to vote for Buhari.

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“Can you now imagine what a great protest it would be for Nigerians to troop into the streets because of hunger, insecurity, and their inability to afford basic amenities? I don’t want to imagine it and talk more about joining them.

“Your Excellency, good intentions are mere intentions without proper implementations. There are certain things that I expected would be quickly fixed to mitigate the impact of the fuel subsidy removal.

“I am yet to see a fully implemented plan in the short term. I used Moses and the Israelites’ journey from Egypt as an analogy in one of my write-ups, and it wasn’t a mistake.

“It was deliberate, as you probably know, that the Israelites got to a point and began to complain, preferring to go back to slavery in Egypt rather than moving forward.

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“They got tired of Manna, and now Nigerians are asking, “Where is our Manna for this time?”

“I waited for almost 2 years to join a protest against the former President Buhari’s administration because I believe that at least every new administration needs a minimum of one and a half years to stabilize.

“For every tick and tock on the clock, time is running on your administration.

“Mr. President, it will be sad to lose the goodwill of over 8.9 million people who voted for you because of the incompetence of the people in your cabinet. I believe at the mark of one year, there should be an appraisal of everyone, and those found wanting must go.”

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Seyi Law added, “Please, sir, we are waiting patiently on the PCNG buses initiative and soft measures on food availability and affordability. The issue of electricity is deeply concerning.

“We need members of your cabinet to communicate more effectively with visible action plans. Nigerians followed the continuous updates from the minister of interior, the actions of Governor Wike, and the progress of Minister Bosun Tijani.

“We are therefore forced to ask what the others are doing because we don’t want a situation where someone who served with you will enjoy the liberty of going on the media to proffer solutions where he or she’s failed.

“While I support your Excellency, I will keep asking the tough questions and not stop until you achieve success for the greater good of the nation. This nation must and should be better for all.”

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