The National President of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, Ambali Olatunji, on Tuesday, chided President Bola Tinubu’s economic policy, adding that the policy is hurting the masses.
The NULGE boss spoke during the opening session of a two-day National Youth Conference organised by the union in Benin City, Edo State.
He also berated the president for having 45 ministers and a horde of aides, calling it a huge burden on a fragile economy.
Olatunji while condemning the removal of fuel subsidy without a mitigation plan 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 and that 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.”
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