With workers in Chad itself he is less popular.
From the World Socialist Web Site, 9 March 2018:
Riot police arrest protesters in Chad
Riot police are confronting striking public sector workers, who have broad support among impoverished workers and students, with over 100 students and workers already arrested.
Public service workers have been on strike in Chad since the beginning of the year, first over unpaid wages, then over pay cuts. Teachers, nurses and administrators have joined the strike, incensed by increased petrol cost, wage cuts and other austerity measures.
The Chadian Order of Lawyers have condemned the government’s “brutal and unjustified increase in fuel prices, unilateral and suicidal cuts in wages, as well as the systematic ban and repression of peaceful demonstrations.”