In a video making the rounds online, which was captured by a roadside admirer, multiple SUVs were seen speeding ahead and behind the president’s official car.
A legal practitioner and social critic, Inibehe Effiong has called out President Bola Tinubu.
Effiong lashed out at Tinubu over a long motorcade that followed him when he arrived in Lagos.
While expressing his disappointment, Effiong described the long convoy as absurd.
Writing on Twitter, he said:
“Mr. Bola Tinubu’s convoy in Lagos is another reminder that the political class is not ready to make the sacrifices which they expect from citizens. A nation that has a devastating debt burden shouldn’t be run this way. Those defending the monstrous convoy don’t wish Nigeria well.
The fact that other officials were in the convoy does not justify such monstrosity. The fact that two governors and the NSA were reportedly part of the convoy does not justify the number of vehicles in the video. It is absurd. Tinubu could have insisted on reducing the vehicles.
You remove fuel subsidy to save cost, but you’re wasting limited resources on frivolity. No governor should have more than 5 vehicles in a convoy. We can keep making silly excuses for their wastefulness. We will continue to suffer. Countries are not built by wishful thinking.