A Chieftain of the New Nigeria’s People’s Party, (NNPP) Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo has called on President Bola Tinubu to immediately provide succour to Nigerians who have been suffering untold hardship as a result of his removal of subsidy on petroleum products.
Ajadi who bemoaned the current hardship being suffered by Nigerians cautioned Tinubu saying the welfare of Nigerians should be his priority.
In a statement he issued Monday and made available to journalists, the Ogun State Gubernatorial Candidate of the NNPP in the last general election said Tinubu ought to have planned well and put in place palliative measures before removing subsidy on petroleum products.
He condemned the dilly – dallying over palliatives, saying people are going through excruciating pain and they deserve immediate succour
“First of all, you can no longer delay the palliatives because your policies are bitting hard on ordinary Nigerians”, Ajadi tells Tinubu in his statement .
“There is the need for the President to increase civil servant salaries and when that is done, he should not forget the pensioners.
“I suggest N200, 000 Minimum wage for workers to cushion the effects of the removed subsidy.
“Acceding to N200,000 minimum wage will show that President Tinubu is a democrat who cares for the welfare of the citizens he is governing”, Ajadi said.
On the Ministerial nominees by the President, Ajadi said the names reeled out by the President is a disappointment to Nigerians.
“We are expecting young and energetic Nigerians as Ministers. The recycling of old politicians in Tinubu’s cabinet is a disappointment.
“Nigerians at this time needed committed, highly resourceful youths, not recycling of old and bemused politicians, most of whom did nothing tangible in the states they ruled for eight years.
“President Tinubu is getting it wrong with the calibre of people he has picked to work with. Most of the Ministerial nominees have been in government since 1999. Nigeria needs young people with fresh ideas and enough energy and mental resources because the country is presently in a precarious situation” Ajadi said in the statement.