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Yemi Alade’s Advocacy Against Nigerian Government Shortcomings

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  • Amidst the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike, she questioned the government’s inaction, highlighting the plight of thousands of students left out of school for eight months.
  • In response to President Buhari’s remarks on attacks on infrastructure, she criticized the administration’s focus on itself rather than addressing the concerns of neglected citizens.

For years, a prominent Nigerian singer has consistently utilized her platform to criticize the Nigerian government for its failings. Recently, she garnered attention for condemning the Lagos State government’s demolition of houses in the Mende area of Maryland, which rendered people homeless and destroyed real estate investments.

This isn’t the first time she has spoken out against the government. Here are five other instances:

  1. October 2018: She called out then-President Muhammadu Buhari over the lack of infrastructure and the nation’s overall state, questioning why citizens should vote when basic needs like roads, hospitals, and education are neglected.
  2. January 2019: She rebuked government officials for calling Nigeria “a hopeless country” and urged them to give way to those who still have hope for a better Nigeria.
  3. April 2020: During the COVID-19 pandemic, she demanded transparency regarding the allocation of relief funds, questioning the government’s handling of the situation.
  4. June 2021: In response to President Buhari’s remarks on attacks on infrastructure, she criticized the administration’s focus on itself rather than addressing the concerns of neglected citizens.
  5. June 2022: Amidst the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike, she questioned the government’s inaction, highlighting the plight of thousands of students left out of school for eight months.
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Through her advocacy and outspokenness, this Nigerian singer continues to shed light on issues affecting the nation, holding the government accountable for its actions.

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