Obiora Ifoh:”How can Mr. President mock his citizens by saying they are not the only ones facing poverty”

Obiora Ifoh:"How can Mr. President mock his citizens by saying they are not the only ones facing poverty"In a report published in the Vanguard, The Labour Party (LP) said it was disappointed by President Bola Tinubu’s recent remarks, characterizing them as “making mockery of Nigeria’s poor.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Obiora Ifoh, conveyed the party’s stance in a conversation with Vanguard in Abuja, stating that the President should remember that he was elected “to reduce if not eliminate poverty and not exacerbate it.”

Ifoh’s remarks were in response to President Tinubu’s assertion that poverty is not unique to Nigerians.

Ifoh expressed, “We are disappointed but not surprised by the comments made by President Ahmed Bola Tinubu about the excruciating poverty his administration’s policies have unleashed on Nigerians since he took office over a year ago. It was, to say the least, disheartening to hear Mr. President mock his citizens by saying Nigerians are not the only ones facing poverty.”

Adding to his criticism, Ifoh remarked, “Assuming but not conceding that what he said is true, Nigerians who are at the receiving end of his harsh economic policies don’t need to be reminded about the pain and hunger they have been forced to live with by the very people who put them in that situation in the first place.”

He highlighted the dissonance between the government’s responsibilities and its actions, calling out the administration’s focus on opulence over alleviating poverty, hunger, and disease.

Ifoh also raised concerns about misplaced priorities, citing excessive spending on the renovation of official residences and proposed new jets for the Presidential fleet.

He pointed to the critical state of schools and health institutions, juxtaposing the government’s reluctance to provide a living wage to public servants with its lavish expenditures.

Concluding his remarks, Ifoh urged President Tinubu to adhere to the constitutional obligations, emphasizing that the security and welfare of the populace should remain the primary concern of the government. He stated firmly, “Enough is this mockery.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>