Yoruba film actor, Baba Wande lent his voice to the many agitations in the country, following the hardship caused by the removal of subsidy, on the Presidential inauguration day.
Since the removal of petrol subsidy on May 29, price of PMS has more than doubled, which has affected the price of goods and transportation in all parts of the country.
Oil marketers have further increased the pump price at retail outlets to N617 per litre in Abuja and N565 per litre in Lagos, from the initial N500, which didn’t sit well with Nigerians in the first place.
This development has prompted Kareem Adepoju, popularly known as Baba Wande to plead with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to help rescue the country’s economy, in a bid to prevent any uprising from the citizenry if the hardship continues.
In his words, “Yoruba, we rejoice with you. You have attained where you have always wanted to be. Our father, Awolowo tried to reach the top but failed. MKO Abiola also tried. He got to the top but was not allowed to rule. Our father, Bola Ahmed, please help salvage the situation. The average Nigerians are suffering,” he said in a video shared on social media.
77 year old Baba Wande is a Yoruba film actor, director, scriptwriter, and producer who made his debut in the 1980s, before playing a lead role in a movie, “Ti Oluwa Ni Ile in 1993.