Presidential aide, Femi Adesina has explained that President Muhammadu Buhari’s patience and fatherly role prevented Nigeria from anarchy and chaos during the nationwide #EndSARS protests.
He made this known in an article captioned “We Have Not Many Fathers”, on. Friday.
In his words: “If President Buhari hadn’t exercised the restraint and tolerance of a father, at a time that even hitherto respected people instigated the protesters to carry on (and they promptly went underground when anarchy ensued), we would have been talking of something else in the country,” Adesina said in an article published on his website on Friday.
“The rivers of Nigeria could have turned crimson, and mourning and lamentations would have suffused the land. But we are thankful for the father in President Buhari, patient and enduring, almost to a fault.”
According to him, even when the protests were hijacked by hoodlums Buhari still accepted the five demands made by the protesters.
“What better display of accommodation and readiness for dialogue. But the protest was prolonged, and eventually hijacked and misdirected,” Adesina added.
“But thank God for fathers, who kept their heads. No wonder it is said that what the elders see sitting down, young people would not see, even if they climbed trees. May God continue to give this country good fathers, who remain calm in turbulence, who keep their heads when others are losing theirs