The National President of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, Ambali Olatunji, says President Bola Tinubu’s economic policy is hurting the masses.
Olatunji disclosed this on Tuesday during the opening session of a two-day National Youth Conference in Benin, Edo state.
He also criticized Tinubu for running an over-bloated cabinet comprising ministers and an entourage of aides.
Noting that Tinubu needs to understand the plight of the people, Olatunji said that 45 ministers and a horde of aides are a huge burden on a fragile economy.
He also condemned the removal of fuel subsidy without a mitigation plan and stated that the current economic policy of the administration is hurting the poor and vulnerable most.
He said, “We should be talking of cutting down on the cost of governance at a time like this rather than doing things that exacerbate the already bad situation. About 26 ministers and a few aides would have sufficed considering what the country is currently undergoing.
The president also hurriedly removed the fuel subsidy without the fuel subsidy without putting in place measures to cushion the effect, which is why we are at this abysmal level. Hopefully, he will retrace his steps, and the country can move in the right direction.
You cannot say Nigerians should adjust their standard of living while you live an extravagant life. Nigerians are going through harrowing experiences. People are frustrated, but we should not lose hope.”
News360 Info recalls that Tinubu removed fuel subsidy in June, resulting in a nationwide hike in the cost of goods and services.