The Nigerian Police has issued a stern warning to Nigerians against using the trending 2024 slogan, “no gree for anybody”, stating that the embedded words are capable of triggering a crisis or an uproar in the country.
According to Police Public Relations Officer ACP Muyiwa Adejobi, the security authorities were concerned about the virality of the slogan and its underlying meaning. Adejobi said the Police intelligence team reliably informed them that “no gree for anybody” comes from a “revolutionary sector”, which may likely destabilise the peace of the country if not nipped in the bud.
ACP Adejobi was speaking in Abuja during a press conference at the Louis Edet Force Headquarters.
“Let me say it again on this note that the new slogan for 2024 for our young ones is ‘No Dey Gree For Anybody‘, and we have been informed from our intelligence that this slogan is coming from a revolutionary sector that may likely cause problem across the country.
“No Dey Gree For Anybody is being seen as just normal talk, but in the security business, in the security community, we have seen it as a very dangerous slogan that can trigger crisis.
“Don’t forget, in as much as you are entitled to enjoy your fundamental human rights, no fundamental human right is absolute.
“ ”No dey gree for anybody” will not work when security operatives want to apprehend you for committing an offence. Once you commit an offence, the security operatives will apprehend you, and you will face the law.
“ “No dey gree for anybody” no go work when you commit an offence,” he said.
During the press conference, the Nigerian Police authorities paraded over 67 suspects arrested for various crimes, including kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry, fraud, among others. The Police also displayed a range of rifles recovered from the suspects.
The slogan, “no gree for anybody” has become so popular among youths and citizens in Africa’s most populous nation. It represents one’s decision to stand up for oneself, and not cave in to intimidation.
Nigerians have vowed that this 2024, they will not “gree for anybody”, including office holders in key sectors of the country.