Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has stated that the mass looting which was witnessed across the country was not caused by poverty but by the #EndSARS protest.
He made this known while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme earlier today, as he claimed the protracted protests provided an atmosphere for looting to take place.
“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 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.
“So, I don’t agree that it is all about poverty. Yes, in any country, you will have at any given time, you will have people who are poor, who are hungry and that is one of the reasons why you have government is to ensure that the number of poor and hungry people is reduced.”